Social movements are informal groups of people and/or organizations that are focused on specific political or social issues.
What makes people and organizations stand up for issues and problems they’re facing in their communities? What makes them say ‘enough is enough’ and take a stand for what they think is right?
Currently, there are social movements happening around the world from Egypt to Wisconsin and from Africa to North Korea.
Social movements are started on the ground, from one person refusing to move on a bus, to groups of people standing up for poor working conditions, and countries fighting for democracy. Movements get people engaged in their community, health, social justice, government, and much, much more.
How can social movements afford to organize, make fliers, and have phone-a-thons? Luckily, there are organizations that support people working for change.
Headwaters Foundation for Justice is a non-profit organization that supports grassroots efforts. Headwaters engages and partners with a committed community of donors and allies who work for justice by providing grants to support the people and groups making a difference right on the ground.
Social movements come from people and groups that are sharing their contagious passion for change and a better world.
What movements do you support?