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Juliana Barnet

Protect Our Activists activities in our two intersecting projects include:

Activist Culture

Participatory and Action Research, Discussion and Reflection  on Activist Experience and Culture

 

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Fiction Featuring Activists

Collectively Creating and Reviewing Novels and Films with Full and Fair Portrayals of Activists

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Cool. How do you participate?

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Start by testing movies, novels, plays and other works of fiction (WoFs) with the Fiction Featuring Activists Test (aka Barnet Test) rating the works of fiction you watch and read for full and fair representation (or not!) of activists.

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Go on by adding your stories, questions, experiences, lamentations and reflections to the SOOP pot, using the  SOOP (Stories of our People) Activist Anecdotes Questionnaire.

Any topic is good, but if you have direct experience on any of the project areas, those are especially welcome!

Juliana Barnet

For ways to participate and collaborate in the above projects–including inviting me to speak or give a writing workshop on any of them, please get in touch! To assist in getting Protect Our Activists and the future Activist Culture Center off the ground, including doing paid work, visit the Help!! page.

If you’re a Beta Commentator–a vital form of participation!–use the Beta Launch Feedback Survey.

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More participation opportunities coming soon:

  • discussions on activist culture;
  • collective novel-writing about activists by activists;
  • real life and virtual Life in the Liberated Zone tours
  • Fiction Featuring Activist Test–help compile a list of the Ten Best works of fiction and the Ten WoFs Most-in Need of-Improvement!

[in process, coming soon…]

Our favorite fiction is full of police and superheroes. And activists?? Not so much. Let’s seek out stories with activists, the courageous first responders against injustice! And let’s look into why there aren’t more of them.

We’ll ask why activists–when they do appear–are so often shown as unappealing stereotypes, not real people.

Does this matter? If so, what can we do about it?

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Sample filled-out FFA Test:
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Sample filled-out SOOP Questionnaire:
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Add your Suggestions to our Fiction Featuring Activists List

The POA Fiction Featuring Activists List is a compilation of works of fiction in which activists and activism play a significant role. Use this form to:

  • Share info for books, movies, TV shows and narrative games with activist characters and stories.
  • Review fiction with a focus on how fully and fairly it portrays activists, using Protect Our Activists’ FFA Test.
  • Nominate a work of fiction featuring activists for our 10 Best and 10 Most In Need Of Improvement Awards!