Causes: The History of Activism

One of the best ways we can begin to understand and solve the challenges of tomorrow is to reflect on our history and apply what was learned. If we don’t learn from our mistakes, history is bound to repeat itself.

To help in this realm, Causes, one of the largest online campaigning platforms, introduced a support network through its site. The support network is a purpose-driven site that lets users create cause-related profiles that show the world what they care about most as engaged citizens. Causes is a place to discover, support and organize fundraisers and petitions around political and social issues that impact you and your community, inspiring you to change the world for the better.

Causes: Unite Behind a Common Cause

The site allows you to connect with like-minded people to take action together. This is an example profile that highlights a user’s causes:
causes profile

Causes: The History of Activism

Throughout history, there have been many important issues worth standing up for, from The Civil Rights Act, to protests of the war in Vietnam, to the Berlin Wall. Progress has always been driven by people who champion causes and organize people with shared interests to fight injustice, help people embrace new ideas and to stand up for those without a voice. This effort should be much easier now, too, since we are all connected online. This video by Visually highlights some of the most important causes throughout the ages:

ancient rome

american revolution

emancipation proclomation

the civil rights act

vietnam war

tiananmen square protests

fall of the berlin wall

How can we act together to lead change for the better?
common identity

build capacity

act collectively

Causes - The History of Activsm
What causes are you still fighting for?

Daniel Zeevi

By Daniel Zeevi

Daniel is a social network architect, web developer, infographic designer, writer, speaker and founder of DashBurst. Full-time futurist and part-time content curator, always on the hunt for disruptive new technology, creative art and web humor.

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