Social Impact Pioneer: A Lifetime of Activism
Micah has a 22 year record of innovative activism, including popularizing the critique of clicktivism, conceiving the debt-activism tactic used by the Rolling Jubilee and co-creating Occupy Wall Street. In recognition of his contributions to the practice and theory of social activism, Esquire has named him one of the most influential young thinkers alive today. Here he is in a conversation at Q Ideas on his latest thinking.
University Lectures: Why do protests fail?
A sought after activist speaker at universities and art schools, Micah has delivered numerous guest lectures at prestigious institutions. In this lecture at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, Micah speaks about best practices on how to organize a movement, if protests are the most effective way to enact change, and how electoral politics factor in a successful organization. The discussion led to one central question—What is the future of activism?
International Festivals: Will democracy win?
Micah has been invited to speak at cultural and intellectual festivals in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, the United States and beyond. In Denmark, Micah was asked: Do we remain convinced that democracy—as we know it—will spread around the globe? He had just seven minutes to answer the question with a debate in Danish and English to follow. Watch as Micah defends the virtues of democracy and presents a nuanced critique of contemporary sovereignty.
Activist Consultancy: What do we do now?
How will the changing nature of protest impact the work of international advocacy groups? Amnesty International in London invited Micah to speak to their team about the future of global social action. Want to work with Micah? Get in touch