The Wide Awakes are everywhere. Visualize Wide Awakes Day 2020 and see how the network is activating.
Don’t see an activation happening near you? Initiate one with any of the tools or programs found within this Toolkit!
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On October 3 of 1860 the Wide Awakes marched in the name of emancipation. They held torchlight parades around the country; in Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, and through lower Manhattan, all carrying lanterns and clad in oilcloth cloaks. Revive and remix this tradition with a Grand Procession of your own.
@wideawakes2020 on Instagram
The Disquisitiv Show (wide awakes activation from the year 2032) will be on Facebook Live at 2:00 PM (EST) to celebrate the 172nd anniversary of the Wide Awakes Grand Procession
A celebration of voting at 2:00 PM (CDT)
Daily musical performances nationwide at 6:46 PM as a reminder from musicians to exercise Civic Joy by voting.
Tech tools needed to help citizens register, vote, and track their status through Ballot Ready and will provide training and material for artists, institutional partners, and regional guides willing to engage. This tool is courtesy of our collaborators at For Freedoms.
Use this act of collective mindfulness to anchor your community firmly in the work and the interdependence of our world. It is alongside one another that we can bring about true justice and liberation.
Call on local DJs, Musicians, Speakers, Organizers, and Artists to plan a joyous community gathering.
Interdependence 2020 (A collaborative artwork by Tariq Trotter (Black Thought) and José Parlá with animation by Maryam Parwana and music by Black Thought & Diamond Mine.)
We will provide basic cape patterns and DIY cape instruction videos. Gather a group and make capes inspired by the Wide Awakes of 1860. Be creative with your fabric choices! Use recycled fabrics or prints that tell a story about your community.
Make posters to bring along to processions, demonstrations, and protests. Improvise on a blank slate or use some of the templates provided by our community:
Make your very own Wide Awakes flag to bring on the road for future activations.
Some inspiration from our network:
The Wide Awakes branding is available to everyone. We invite you to iterate upon and reinvent the assets provided by our collaborators at Otherward. Make art using eyes with teardrop irises! Amplify events in your community by posting on social!
Tag us @wideawakes2020 & hashtag #wideawakesday
Support future Wide Awakes projects and look dope doing it by purchasing products from our first round of collaborative merchandise or as a reward for supporting our collaborative Kickstarter campaign.
Learn more about Wide Awakes: New York Times, Dazed, Vogue, Vulture, The Guardian, Today
Photography: Alex Fradkin, Emily Andrews, LozoPhoto, Sidewalkkilla