"Activism is action on behalf of a cause, action that goes beyond what is conventional or routine. The action might be door-to-door canvassing, alternative radio, public meetings, rallies, or fasting." -Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice
"Grassroots organizing refers to the practice of community groups and/or organizations bringing people together to identify and solve social problems that have an impact on the communities that they belong to and/or care about. Grassroots organizing is different from other forms of organizing in that the impetus for action most often emerges from the “bottom-up” and involves regular people, in contrast to “top-down” approaches where the organizing is managed by people and organizations in positions of power."
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