Activism is back on the scene

When we talk about an active life, it no longer refers only to physical recreation. Although it remains important, social activism has become equally important. Acting with the common good should be the main goal in politics, but when politicians fail then citizens should act.

It all started with movements such as Me Too, Black Lives Matter and the work of young climate activist Greta Thunberg. Following their lead, movements and associations calling for change also began to appear in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina—Spasi me, SOS Zagreb, We can! and Nisam tražila.

How has activism returned on the scene? How important is it and what exactly can be achieved through activism? These questions and more will be answered by Jelena Veljača (Spasi me), Vesna Blašković (SOS Zagreb), MP Sandra Benčić (We can!) and Asja Krsmanović (Nisam tražila) on the “Activate change!” panel at the Weekend Media Festival in Rovinj. The panel begins at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday 25 September, while the festival runs from the 23-26 September.

The condition for entry to the Weekend Media Festival is an EU digital COVID certificate that can be obtained by vaccinated persons, persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days or persons who have a recent negative test. Quick antigen tests will be available at the entrance to the premises of the old Tobacco Factory where the festival is being held.

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