In the United States, we are often told that the way to create change is through voting and
through lobbying elected officials. This Is an Uprising presents a vision of social movement
activity that goes beyond electoral politics. It suggests that groups of people without political
connections or resources to pay elite lobbyists can nevertheless promote profound change.
What do you think of this idea? How do you think past social movements have influenced the
society you live in today? How have social movements impacted your life?