When does an activist become an activist? In the case of Micah White, it was in his youth. As a teenage activist he was awarded Americans United's Religious Liberty Award, the ACLU of Michigan’s Wendy Joyrich Award, the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Ruth Jokinen Student Activist Memorial Award, and the ACLU of Greater Flint Michigan's Civil Libertarian of The Year Award. In college he sparked the nationwide Diebold Electronic Civil Disobedience.
Entering the world of employment didn’t dull his activism. While editor of Adbusters magazine, White co-created Occupy Wall Street, a global social movement that spread to 82 countries and 1,000 cities in 2011.
He is the author of The End of Protest which has been translated into German and Greek. His essays have been published in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Guardian, Globe and Mail and beyond. He has been profiled by the New Yorker, Esquire and more.
But there’s no resting on his laurels. White is the co-founder of Activist Graduate School, an online school for activists.
At and&, White will be arguing how established modes of protest are outdated, and sketching the outlines for how activists can and must innovate.