This article is about political activism. One view holds that acknowledging privileges and oppressions on a daily basis ranks as a form of activism. Activism is an engaged citizenry. Some activists try to persuade social groups and organizations pdf to change their behavior directly, rather than to persuade governments to change or not to change laws.
Other activists try to persuade people to remain the same, in an effort to counter change. Douglas Schuler suggests something he calls an activist road trip, whereby activism and road trips are merged into an activity that can be pursued on geographical levels that range from neighborhood to international. As with those who engage in other activities such as singing or running, the term may apply broadly to anyone who engages in it even briefly, or be more narrowly limited to those for whom it is a vocation, habit, or characteristic practice. Activism is not always an action by Activists. Road Protestors and would commonly be labeled activists, while a local community fighting to stop their park or green being sold off or built on would fit the broader application, due to their using similar means to similarly conservative ends.