YES LAB – Peer creative media activism!

Via Scoop.itMapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide

The Yes Lab is a series of brainstorms and trainings to help activist groups carry out media-getting creative actions, focused on their own campaign goals. It’s a way for social justice organizations to take advantage of all that we Yes Men have learned-not only about our own ways of doing things, but those we’ve come in contact with over the decade and a half we’ve been doing this sort of thing.

“After a few consultations with the Yes Lab, we were able to hatch our very own Yes Men-inspired intervention. Using the tools Andy and Mike forged through years of path-breaking creative activism, we not only got our voices heard in the media debate, but transformed the debate in ways we’d previously thought unimaginable.”
-Laurence Fabre, Committee for the Reimbursement of the Indemnity Money Extorted from Haiti (C.R.I.M.E.)

Activist groups can also participate in the Yes Lab in partnership with universities, collaborating with students, faculty members, and the Yes Men to devise effective (and educational) activist projects. Continue reading