Movies with a Cause: Empowering Citizens While Building Community


Technology today gives people the ability to voice their opinions on virtually any media platform out there, whether it’s sharing a video interview on Facebook, posting a link on Twitter, or creating your own YouTube channel. And many people would argue that despite this ubiquity, much of the digital content available today lacks meaning or depth. But in-depth and cause-driven media is available for those seeking it, and that’s where Meaningful Movies Project comes in, to connect citizens to causes they care about.

This non-profit organization gives neighborhoods, groups, and individuals the opportunity to organize, educate, and advocate around various topics through the power of social justice documentary film and conversation. The goal is to cultivate community and build positive, meaningful interactions that support, encourage, and empower people to advocate for well-rounded public discussion.

To read more, pick up a copy of the April 2018 issue at any of these locations, or view the digital archive copy here.

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A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Brooke Strickland is a full time freelance writer who recently co-authored her first book, “Hooked on Games.” When taking a break from writing, she can be found in a cozy chair with a book, or on the Oregon coast with her two daughters, husband, and two dogs.

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