How Students for the National Equality March Mobilized Thousands of Supporters
Set to converge on Washington, D.C., the National Equality March brought hundreds of thousands of citizens together to call for equal protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Many participating groups like the Students for the National Equality March joined in by organizing additional events for the march. Student Outreach Coordinator David Valk was looking for an effective way to organize thousands of young activists for “flash protest” the day before the march.
participants in “flash protest”
Protest Organizer Age
Ultimately, I think the real success of this action was that it created a sense of legitimacy for young organizers — new technologies, including mass text campaigns, have redistributed power to young activists, and created a new model for social organizing.