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In a Case of New Economic Slavery, The State of Kansas Is Losing Its Soul
Mark H. Levin · "This is not primarily a financial issue. We are dealing with the very soul of the society in which we live, and it is rapidly disintegrating."
Where Films For Action Goes to Find Good Articles to Read
Films For Action · Here are some of the websites we like to visit to discover awesome articles to read.  http://www.commondreams.org/ http://ww...
Kansas Has Found the Ultimate Way to Punish the Poor, Banning Cash Withdrawals Over $25 Per Day
Max Ehrenfreund · A dollar bill is a special kind of thing. You can keep it as long as you like. You can pay for things with it. No one will ever charge you a fee. No one will ask any...
Damn, Sam: Reaction of a Kansas Activist
Stephanie Mott · Several years ago, I committed my life to trying to make certain that it was more possible for more LGBT youth in Kansas to see a light in the darkness. To know that they are...
The Problem Isn't White People. The Problem Is a Meme.
Tim Hjersted · Have a look at this 2 minute clip from the film Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden:
What Social Change Activists Can Too Easily Forget
Tim Hjersted · I often think about this quote from Malcolm X. It's a point that really can't be made too often. Having become socially conscious to a certain degree, it can be easy to fall...
Humans Having a Human Experience: On Finding Meaning & Beauty from a Remix of Chardin's Famous Quote
Tim Hjersted · There's a popular quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin that says, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human...
KU Journalism Major Shreds "Case" Against Mike Brown
Shelby Lawson · Shelby Lawson is a student at the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Lawson posted the following to her Facebook...
Delaware Tribe to Enter Interlocal Agreement for Indigenous Agriculture Use of Prime Farmland
Sustainability Action Network · As a fitting commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day (yesterday), the Lawrence City Commission will approve an agreement with the Delaware Tribe by wh
Today I'm Embarrassed That I Live in Kansas - Here's Why.
Daniel Scharpenburg · We are next to Colorado, but worlds away. People know that Kansas is one of the most conservative states, I think—and you might have heard of Fred Phelps and the Westboro...
US Freeway to Pave Over History of Native American Suffering
Brenna Daldorph · Soon, a four-lane freeway will slice across wetlands next to Haskell Indian Nations University in northeast Kansas. Over 100 years ago, this land sheltered Native children...
Lawrence, KS Film Screening History
Films For Action · We hosted a lot of film screenings back in the day. Since we've been focusing on the growth of our international website over the last few years, our screenings have slowed...
The Real Reason Kansas Is Running Out of Water
Tom Philpott · How to make an arid region bloom: irrigated farm plots (between 0.5 and 1 mile in diameter) over the High Plains Aquifer in western Kansas. NASA/US Geological Su
Films For Action presents a Film Screening of Occupy Love Monday June 10th
Films For Action · We've got our next event booked for Monday June 10th at 7pm at Liberty Hall. Watch the trailer: Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the...
Kansas's Self-Destruct Button: A Bill to Outlaw Sustainability. Really.
Tom Randall · Kansas, I love your sense of humor. It seems like every time the Sunflower State pops up in my news feed, it’s for something like this: House Bill No. 2366, a proposed law...
Exxon Tries to Silence Free Speech & Fails + More of our Best Content This Week
Films For Action · "I cannot believe the fantastic selection and must sees of this week. What a fantastic thing to have available to us. Thank you - Mary   Here are our top 15 most popular...
When Adding a Video, You Can Add Multiple Parts to Videos (Part 1)(Part 2) Etc
Films For Action · We've had a few video submissions lately where the member added 4 videos that are all separate parts of the same video. Video part 1 Video part 2 etc. I wanted to...
In Memory of Aaron Swartz
Mikhail Bakunin · "In your standard dictatorship, activists are brought out back and shot. In the United States' crypto-dictatorship, activists are bullied by the state until they go...
Films For Action v2.1: Lots of New Changes Going Live on the Website Today
Films For Action · Woo! If you've visited the site today you may have noticed a few changes. After about a month of working on new changes to the website behind the scenes we finally launched...
Lawrence Vision: an Alternative News Network for Lawrence, KS
Films For Action · December 5 2012, a new independent media project was launched on Facebook. Lawrence Vision aims to provide a source for news, ideas, perspectives, events and discussion...
To Kris Kobach and other Kansans
Kelsey Murrell · Tuesday night I watched the election from Oxford with people from all over the world.  One of the best parts of watching the election from here was having the opportunity to...
Speed Levitch tackles Kansas & Missouri History in this Week's Episode of "Up to Speed"
Films For Action · Having met Speed Levitch at a party last year, it was awesome to see he is the star of a new show on Hulu where he takes on the history of a new locale each week commenting...
Troy Karlin Interviews Tim Hjersted, co-founder of Films For Action, on KLWN
Films For Action · This summer Troy Karlin started a radio show on the local Lawrence, Kansas AM station KLWN 1320 called "On the Brighter Side." As Troy put it, "I turned off my television over...
A referendum on Brownback
Films For Action · By Edward Flentje Reporters from Reuters, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal descended on Kansas in the last few weeks to cover a political contest they view to be...
Films For Action presents the Midwest Premier of WITHIN REACH
Films For Action · That's right, Films For Action is lucky to be presenting the Midwest premier of the finished documentary film "Within Reach" here in our very own Lawrence, KS! We're also...

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Past Events
Wed, Dec 10 2014 4pm · Come die-in in conjunction with the #GlobalShutDown. The #Lawrencediein will happen in the courtyard and sidewalk of U.S Bank on Massachusetts Street. Be there at 4p. We will die-in for approximately 4 minutes (the time it took Tamir Rice to get help after being shot by...
Sat, Dec 6 2014 2:30pm · At 2:30pm we will meet at WEST South Park and at 3pm to begin a peaceful march of solidarity for justice of those who die and are abused at the hands of law enforcement. The march will start on the west side of Massachusetts and head to 6th street then we will continue back...
Tue, Oct 28 2014 7pm · Sexuality Education Committee and Films for Actions present: Five Friends. This film explores what it means for men to be loving, transparent, vulnerable and even intimate with each other.
Local Groups
Lawrence Food Not Bombs
We are socially-conscious members of the Lawrence community with a passion for justice and direct action initiatives. Our backgrounds vary, but many of us...
Move to Amend Lawrence Ks
We are a group of ordinary people concerned about the various issues that have arisen due to the absurdity of the notion that a legal fiction with limited...
Solidarity!
A group of people interested in discussing, exploring, and practicing new ways of living, eating, working, playing, and relating with one another and our...
Films For Action
Films For Action uses the power of film to raise awareness of important social, environmental, and media-related issues not covered by the mainstream...
MadreLawrence
MadreLawrence believes in coming together to have a conversation about what we can do for our beloved city. Diversity is what we stand behind, because only...
Karlin Family Farms
This project is currently no longer active, but other projects are in the works. Purchased as a family homestead by Felix and Henrietta Karlin, for their...
Occupy Lawrence
Our mission is to stand in solidarity with the “Occupy” communities worldwide that originate from “Occupy Wall Street” and to promote awareness of social...
Social Service League
History:As the oldest service organization in Lawrence, the Social Service League has been providing cost-effective assistance to the financially challenged...
MO-KAN Bradley Manning Support Team
We are the local organizing group from Missouri and Kansas organizing support for PFC Bradley Manning while he is imprisoned at the Joint Regional...
Kansas Area Watershed (KAW) Council
The Kansas Area Watershed Council is one of the oldest bioregional groups on the continent. Our vision is to explore and celebrate the prairie ecosystem...
Local Members
Dan Dimmitt Lawrence Food Not Bombs MadreLawrence Kristen Concialdi Sarah Kraus Madeline Johnson Herrera Justin Windett Claire Marie Kerwin Brian Sultana Judy Carman Stephanie Ann Barrows Sarah Madden Tricia Rock Amber Lehrman Sean Weston Margaret Tran Kirsten Bosnak Ken Lassman Lau Canelos Shona Clarkson Parendi Birdie Cosmic Beauty School Alima Brighid Brady Karlin Dan Weingarten Amanda Sprague-Brunk Emily Hampton Kendra Kuhlman Margaret Tran Kim Scherman
City Admins
Tim Hjersted Matthew Toplikar Dan Weingarten
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