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Activism Now

Activism Now is a new initiative from Soft Cage Films that uplifts voices of change in Chicago and challenges the narrative of mainstream media. We attend local protests, direct actions, demonstrations, vigils, community discussions, teach-ins, and other events in order to document and promote community organizers and activists that are pushing for positive development in the community.

May 25, 2019

A coalition of groups, including Rising Tide Chicago and Rainforest Action Network met at the annual JPMorgan Chase shareholders’s meeting on April 21st to urge Chase Bank and CEO Jaimie Dimon to divest from fossil fuels. Chase Bank funds Enbridge’s Line 3 in Northern...

June 30, 2018

Over 60,000 protestors gathered in downtown Chicago to protest this administration's cruel policy of separating kids from their parents. Families belong together.

April 3, 2018

85,000 people turned out for the "March for our Lives" event in Chicago on March 24th at Union Park for the change that is decades overdue. "The lack of gun reform has left too many of our classmates dead. It’s time for change. March with us." - March For Our Lives Cam...

February 25, 2018

NWI Resistance Coalition, comprised of organizations from Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Northern Indiana, and around the country, returned to the Gary-Chicago Airport to demand the end of profiteering from deportations. This was in response to the unjust U.S. immigration...

January 22, 2018

Over 300,00 people marched downtown for the "Women's March Chicago: March to the Polls" Camera A: Krzys Piotrowski Camera B & Editing: David A Holcombe #womensmarch #womensmarchchicago Activism Now is a new initiative from Soft Cage Films aimed at highlighting and upli...

August 15, 2017

"Revolutionary Chicago" organized a rally in solidarity with the Charlottesville counter-protestors that were injured and killed over the weekend.  Edited by Gretchen Hasse

August 15, 2017

Revolutionary Chicago held a rally outside of Trump Tower to condemn the white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville. Activism Now video to follow.

July 13, 2017

Swing Left is an organization that registers voters in order to increase turnout in the November 2018 midterm elections. They focus primarily on districts in which Republicans won with a margin of 15% or less and are therefore vulnerable to Democratic challengers.

Fil...

June 29, 2017

A grassroots mobilization called the Dyke March celebrates the intersectionality and diversity of queer, bisexual, and transgender identities by taking to the streets.

Camera and Editing by Adia Ivey​

The event sparked national controversy when three individuals carr...

June 13, 2017

In response to an "Anti-Sharia Law" protest sponsored by ACT for America, the ANSWER coalition and other activist groups organized a counter-protest.

Filmed and edited by our newest contributor Adia Ivey!

A collaboration of activist groups are helping organize the Pe...

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