SoapBox Productions and Organizing is a film production and social activism non-profit that specializes in multimedia curation and development of grassroots organizing efforts and creative projects geared towards structural social change. We join the passions of filmmaking and organizing for systemic equity through creative producing, research and activist initiatives, cultural curation, and new media content.
Fitness Against Fascism
SoapBox and CrossTown Fitness have partnered to create this benefit workout event pairing an anti-oppressive, liberatory-minded high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout with a yoga session led by SoapBox and CrossTown’s Caullen Hudson and yoga instructor Mel Phillips. Learn more about SoapBox's work, holistic health and self care, how systems of oppression impact our everyday and how to challenge them, all while getting a well-rounded workout! The event also includes a post-workout meal and juices from community-minded Kitchfix and Eenji Juice. Sign up for the event also includes a 14-day unlimited pass to all CrossTown Fitness locations.
Chicago Drill and Activism
What started as a DePaul University graduate-level sociology thesis is now a SoapBox's multi-media, cross-platform project. The original study seeks to understand the creation, meaning, perspectives and potential connections between drill rap music and the resurgence of grassroots activism since the early 2010s. Chicago "DNA" features in-depth interviews with drill rappers, other independent artists, and organizers and activists. It situates its findings into a broader theoretical framework and empirical history of systemic inequality and resistance.
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.