What Is Chalktivism?

During our meeting last week, we were discussing future chalk messages we could leave around town. Here is a snippet of our conversation:

Shiphrah: I really liked your Art As Activism post!
Heidi: Thanks! I’ve been thinking about how we can make an impact through our chalking.
Shiphrah: Chalktivism!
Heidi: (Gasp!) That’s amazing! Is that a word?! Google it!!

That's what it's called!

That’s what it’s called!

And then we googled.
It seems people have used this magical word before us, but it fits just perfectly with what we’re doing through Chalk With Me: activism through chalk.

We want to spread messages of social justice and equality. We hope to tackle varying issues concerning human rights,  animal rights and environmental justice. We want people to see the chalk, think about the message, and ask us about it if they have questions. This week, a few people expressed an interest in chalktivism and contributing to Chalk With Me. We are excited to spread the chalk further and wider. We need all the help we can get, because we have a lot of ground to cover. We will never run out places to chalk at.

Had you heard of the word ‘chalktivism’ before today? 


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