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Charis welcomes Omkari L. Williams in conversation with Britni Louise for a discussion of Micro Activism: How You Can Make a Difference in the World (Without a Bullhorn). Everyone can be an activist with the guidance of Omkari Williams, a life coach who guides readers in identifying their "activist archetype" and mapping a personal action plan for engaging in small, change-making activities with potentially big impacts.
In this age of social justice, those who don't necessarily want to lead a movement or join a protest march are left wondering, "How can I make an impact?" In Micro Activism, former political consultant turned activism coach Omkari Williams shares her expertise in empowering introverts and highly sensitive people to help each of us, no matter our temperament, find our most satisfying and effective activist role. Using Williams's Activist Archetype tool, readers discover their unique strengths and use this to develop a personal strategy. To ensure sustainable involvement, Williams encourages starting small, working collaboratively, and beginning locally. Advice on self-care practices, burn-out prevention, and profiles of activists engaged in a range of activities and causes (from voter registration to craftivism, literacy programs, community gardens, and more), provide readers with the inspiration and practical know-how needed to engage in small, doable actions that make a lasting impact.
Omkari L. Williams has worked as a political consultant and life coach for 30 years, with an emphasis on supporting activists who identify as introverted or highly sensitive. As a queer Black woman, she shares her own story of challenging injustice to empower others in making a difference in their communities. She leads workshops and trainings and is host of the popular podcast, Stepping into Truth, where she interviews activists from all walks of life. She can be found at http://www.omkariwilliams.com
Britni Louise is a musician, community organizer, and doula from PG County, MD. She graduated from Spelman College in 2017 and has since dedicated her life to both art and activism. Britni's music serves as a medium for connection and storytelling, while her work as a community organizer amplifies marginalized voices and focuses on shifting immediate material conditions while fighting for structural change. As a doula, she provides invaluable support to expectant parents during childbirth. Currently, she is based in Atlanta, GA where she holds the position of Organizing and Outreach Manager at ARC-Southeast.
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Everyone can be an activist with the guidance of Omkari Williams, a life coach who guides readers in identifying their "activist archetype" and mapping a personal action plan for engaging in small, change-making activities with potentially big impacts.In this age of social justice, those who don't necessarily want to lead a movement or join a protest march are left won