WHAT IS ACTION BLITZ?
Action Blitz curates live experiences that connect tech and creative professionals with social advocacy organizations to collaboratively and strategically produce tools and social content to catalyze change.
An Action Blitz is a Creative Hackathon backed by human-centered design process and open-source philosophy .
Our team pinpoints the content and tech needs of organizations fighting for social justice, sources the right volunteers to fulfill those needs and organizes a day of action to bring those needs to fruition in a strategic, collaborative and informed manner.
Not only does an Action Blitz fulfill content and tech needs, but connects the institutional, activist, coder and creative communities that support continued collaboration, networking, and long-term resilience
Our current What is Action Blitz video here: https://vimeo.com/228077776
The first Action Blitz was held on June 3rd in support of Universal Healthcare. After a month of connecting community and listening/learning about the needs of organizations, 50+ creatives and technologists joined together with speakers and single payer health care experts for a full day of lighting talks, presentations, and most importantly creation. There were 150 technology, video, and graphic assets created in support of Universal Health Care during the Action Blitz.
OnStack Videos Here: https://onstack.org/blog/?page_id=110
Future of Action Blitz
Building upon the Universal Health Care Action Blitz, Actionblitz.org is developing an organization designed to create Action Blitz events on a regular basis for progressive organizations. Tentative upcoming Action Blitz’s include Immigration, Climate Change and Racial Justice. We have reached out to and/or been approached by beneficiary partners in each of these areas, as well as others. Action Blitz is designed to be responsive and agile so focus area could be determined by key current events. Although our first Blitz targeted a policy change, Action Blitz can be applied to any social or civic issue area with needs for collaborative tech and creative work.
Action Blitz Audience
The technologists and creatives who we want to volunteer to participate in Action Blitzes. We want them to feel excited about participating and to be confident that the experience is going to be sophisticated, informative and fun.
The partner organizations for whom Action Blitz will be creating assets. We want them to know that the Action Blitz organization is professional, productive and creative.
The people and communities that will help amplify the work done during the day of action. We can only win our fights with the power of the people and communities together.