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* [[Reading List]], [[Recommended]], [[Video]]
 
  
==About FreeCulture.org==
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== About FreeCulture.org ==
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* [[Organizational structure]]
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* [[Mission Statement]]
 
* [[FAQ]]
 
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* [[Free Culture Manifesto]]
 
* [[Free Culture Manifesto]]
 
* [[Tools]] - how to use the tools we use
 
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== About free culture ==
* [[Reading List]] & [[Recommended]]
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* Text & audio copy of ''[http://www.free-culture.cc/remixes/ Free Culture]''
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* [[Activist Links]] - links to related organizations and blogs relating to the movement
** Text & audio copy of ''[http://www.free-culture.cc/remixes/ Free Culture]''
 
** [[Activist Links | Links to related organizations and/or blogs relating to the movement]]
 
** Information on required / recommended software (e.g. [[Ways around an IRC block]])
 
 
* Issue-specific information and literature
 
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[[Category:Official documents]]
 
[[Category:Official documents]]

Revision as of 05:56, 14 December 2005

The Activist Packet is a set of documents to educate chapter leaders and volunteers and equip them with the skills necessary to be leaders in the free culture student movement. If you want to start a Free Culture chapter, this is the place to start.

Introduction

So, you've decided to start a Free Culture chapter at your school. Great! This Activist Packet is designed to guide you through the process of founding a group. We hope you find it useful.

No pain, no gain

We should warn you: starting a chapter is no easy task. Forming a new student group is never easy, and Free Culture chapters are no exception. It takes considerable effort and time, and probably a little money too. You will be challenged; you may be confronted. You will be forced to leave your comfort zone. Your skills -- particularly in leadership, organization, and communication -- will be tested. But FreeCulture.org and your fellow chapters will do what they can to help. Don't hesitate to ask for input or advice.

The good news

Starting a new student group is an exciting experience and a worthy addition to your time as a student. You will meet new people and have new experiences. You will have the opportunity to talk with experts and leaders. You will work with -- and against -- elected and appointed officials, faculty, and administrators. You will hone your skills and develop greater confidence. You will develop expertise. You will have a chance to influence decision-making, and to educate. Most importantly, you will work to defend your rights and to improve the lives of others.

(By the way: all of the above look really good on a résumé.)

Starting a group

About FreeCulture.org

Category:Official documents lists internal documents adopted by the board of directors

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