SoapBox Productions and Organizing is a film and social activism nonprofit specializing in multimedia storytelling for structural social change. We pair art and media with grassroots organizing efforts by developing, documenting, and promoting racial, economic, and social justice initiatives with community collaborators. Our mission is to utilize media to power and sustain social movements for a more equitable and creative world.
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From moment to movement. Since the murder of George Floyd at the end of May, cities including Chicago rose up to demand an end to police violence. Not only is the government standing by as COVID-19 ravages Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities—inciting mass Black death with their calls to reopen the economy, but the police and racist vigilantes continue to brazenly hunt and kill Black folks while they sleep in their beds and on open roads in broad daylight. We protest the genocidal policies of government that have allowed city and county jails, federal and state prisons, juvenile detention jails, and immigrant detention centers to become hotbeds for COVID-19 infections and death camps for millions.
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As technology and entertainment push the digital age forward, the need for inclusive communities of compassion, humanity, and justice continues to build. Our destinies are connected to each other. With that, we must remember that creative integrity and radical change are essential to our progress as a society. Check out some of our recent projects, events, and endeavors below.
SOAPBOX ACTION WORKS | The 2020 Census is a headcount done every ten years by the U.S. government and the Census Bureau that determines where resources go. It's how the government determines the amount of funding and political power communities receive. An accurate count is immensely important, particularly to vulnerable and disenfranchised groups that are historically undercounted, thus less resources and representation. Federal Law protects our privacy as census takers, including immigrants, refugees, and the undocumented.
We produce scripted narratives, documentaries, promotionals, written articles, educational initiatives, and new media content. Our multimedia format encourages broader access that caters to diverse audiences within the digital space and beyond.