Documenting Your Protest

Posted 04/16/2018 by Adam | Posted in How to Protest

Social media plays a fundamental role in the way people experience almost every event these days. It is more crucial now than ever before to document life in real time and share moving stories and memories with the world.

  1. Sharing photos and video on social media helps spread your message and forms a sense of camaraderie among participants.
  2. Filming and photographing your protest offers your audience a visual perception of events that transpired and enables outsiders to feel more connected to your cause. In addition to being a great promotional tool, documenting your protest can also protect you against counter-protesters and false accusations against your group.
  3. Capturing special moments can significantly impact your campaign and the message you wish to convey. We have had some great conversations with circus-goers on video as well as captured powerful and inspiring photos.
  4. Using your photographs and film strategically can increase your level of success. You may have two people show up to a protest, but by documenting the event, you can reach a broader spectrum of people, people who may not have even been aware of the issue had you not documented it.
  5. Come up with a plan for before, during and after your event. Use your documentation to promote, update, and raise awareness about your cause.