, which is a team of more than 60 local creatives, is in the midst of a movement encouraging people to think about issues that are important to them, then find a positive way to make a difference.
The group, supported by ArtsWave
, is currently preparing to launch its website that will feature a music video with the message: “Be the change you wish to see.”
The website, which will go live in October, will feature a poll where community members can find the neighborhood that they’re concerned about, then rank issues of importance so they can begin a conversation and initiate a plan.
“Every time you turn on the news or log onto social media, you can see that our communities are polarized,” says Liz Wu, writer, director and producer of rEVOLUTION Cincy’s music video. “There is one thing everyone seems to have in common, though — everyone is frustrated. Yet, everyone wants the same things — good jobs, a high quality of life, safe neighborhoods, opportunities for their children and so forth.”
According to Wu, the website is designed to be a tool that allows neighbors to start coming together, and not just by finding commonalities with one another.
“The fastest way to have a direct impact is to implement change on a local level — any legislation that may pass takes months if not years to become fully incorporated,” Wu says. “Tired of litter on your street? Get a broom. Worried about the prison to pipeline trend? Mentor a student. Feel overwhelmed by the ceaseless stream of bad news? Spend time with someone who needs you. When you act as an individual, you can see an immediate impact — when this is multiplied across groups of people, the impact can be exponential.”
• Connect with rEVOLUTION Cincy on Facebook
, and keep your eyes peeled for the website and music video launch next month.
• What's important to you in your community? If you're not taking action at this time, what could you do to make a positive change?
• Spread the word about rEVOLUTION Cincy by sharing this article and connecting your friends with the group's Facebook page.