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Skillshare: Video for Social Change

Interested in adding the power of video to your social justice or nonprofit work? Learn to use video to not only educate and inform, but to spur action and engagement. Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on Video for Social Change on June 3rd, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.

6:00-6:30 Socializing -  bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time:
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
Newcomers always welcomed!


Video for Social Change: Using Video for Activism, Education, and Nonprofit Work
This workshop provides an opportunity to explore video production that not only educates and informs, but also serves as a tool to spur action and engagement.  Participants will learn various models and approaches for using video strategically for change, and will learn tips and tools for planning, filming, editing, and distributing a video for strategic impact.  SoJusters will have a chance to discuss video project ideas and will leave with resources for further learning and skill building.


Ali Pinschmidt
Ali is a filmmaker, educator, and works to amplify the perspectives of others through video training and outreach.  Working as Program Coordinator for Community Supported Film, Ali coordinates outreach and engagement campaigns for films made by CSFilm trainees in communities in crisis and transition.  Ali has been an adjunct faculty member at Clark University and Holyoke Community College, designing and teaching the course “Video for Social Change”.  She has also taught Citizen Video Journalism at Amherst Media.  She was recently trained by industry leaders from Working Films and the Fledgling Fund at “Reel Change”, an intensive training on designing audience engagement campaigns for social issue documentary films.

At Clark University, Ali earned a Master’s in International Development and Social Change with a focus using video as a tool for change. Ali’s documentary film projects have been used by the Institute for International Cooperation and Development and Haley House, Inc. for promotional and training purposes, and recent films were featured at the Northampton International Film Festival, and Pioneer Valley Transition Town Film Festival.  Her most recent project is a video-mediated conversation between youth, teachers, and administrators in western mass to explore the issue of students dropping out of school.  Ali has worked with several international and US-based nonprofits in the fields of education, poverty alleviation, direct service, and empowerment through grassroots video – including with Video Volunteers in Goa, India.


DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.

Socializing for Justice -
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this "Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).

With over 2250 members and almost 7 years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (150+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our  Frequently Asked Questions and  past event photos!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very easy to grasp and useful information to effectively advance any social cause through video.

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming, everyone! Here is a link to Ali's blog post: and here is a link to her powerpoint slides: I hope you can all make it to our next skillshare, Productivity Tech Tips!

    June 4, 2013

  • Jacquie

    I would love to attend but have another event.
    Will you videotape this event?

    June 3, 2013

    • Robbie S.

      Unfortunately, we are not able to video the session. A really informative blog post will be live at 8:30 at www.RobbieSamuels com.

      June 3, 2013

    • Jacquie


      June 3, 2013

  • Asma

    I will be coming lil late as coming from work

    June 3, 2013

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Additional notes: The fee is $10-$20 (sliding scale). All registration fees are split with the trainer. Online payments are $10 per person ($10.61 includes PayPal fees), you are invited to make an additional donation at the door. Only cash is accepted at the door.

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