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.

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.


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...

May 13, 2017

ChiResists, along with Pilsen Alliance and the International Ingenious Youth Council, rallied outside of a Bank of America branch to urge the community to divest from a bank funding the DAPL as well as profiting on predatory loans and CPS school closings.

Filmed and edi...

April 24, 2017

Over 40,000 people marched in Chicago to advocate for the scientific community.

April 17, 2017

On 4/15/17, activists gathered at Daley Plaza and then marched to Trump Tower to demand that Trump release his federal tax returns.

April 15, 2017

On 4/15/17, Hermosa Neighborhood Association​ member Jane Lopez​ organized a peaceful march to remind all of us that love trumps hate and to speak out against community violence.

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