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.

March 29, 2017

Water protectors, along with the International Indigenous Youth Council - Chicago Chapter, and the Pilsen Alliance, attended a meeting of Chicago's Finance Committee to demand for city wide divestment from bank institutions that are invested in the Dakota access pipeli...

March 25, 2017

#ResistTrumpTuesdays protesters gathered at Federal Plaza to protest the Trump administration's proposed cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

March 24, 2017

Water protectors gathered, along with the International Indigenous Youth Council and the Pilsen Alliance for a day of prayer to Lake Michigan and a walk to Buckingham Fountain in recognition of World Water Day.

March 9, 2017

In solidarity with women around the world, #ResistTrumpTuesdays Chicago lead a march and partial strike on the eve of the International #WomensStrike in the United States and many countries around the world.

Featuring Activism Now's new correspondent, Alex Madda​!


March 4, 2017

Activists marched to the Kluczynski Federal Building to protest the overturned school protections for trans students, fight for trans liberation, and chant for Keke Collier who was recently killed in Chicago.

This video was filmed by our new contributor Barbara Dagefo...

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