I mentioned earlier that I wanted to write down the skills I have gained as an activist and try to incorporate them into my resume. Here’s a short list of skills I have developed from my activism work:
- Campaign strategy and planning
- Building a movement and organizing in community
- Campaign communication: face to face mobilization
- Media skills and social media
- Lobbying skills
- Meeting facilitation and participatory decision-making
- Fundraising skills
- Action and event planning
UPDATE: Here‘s an article by Microsoft’s Lisa Brummel on the undervalued skill of social activism.
For the past month or so, I have been involved in the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline. I have done many things with this movement, and wish to incorporate my activities into my professional experiences. As you will see in my previous post, I wrote a Letter to the Editor which was published in the Daytona Beach News Journal.
In addition to fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline, I have also started doing editing work for a Basic Income website. I haven’t done as much work on this as I would have hoped because the Dakota Access Pipeline movement got in the way of that, but I have edited a couple of pieces on Basic Income.
I have been wondering about how to incorporate my volunteer and activism experiences into my resume. I will be doing that soon.
Recently, I wrote a letter to the editor of the Daytona Beach News Journal about the ongoing #NoDAPL movement, which I have been a part of. You can view my letter here. It’s the last letter on the page.