2023 Zoom Updates: New and Advanced Features

2023 Zoom Updates: New and Advanced Features Note: some features require users to be using the latest version of Zoom and/or the host to have a paid account. Sign Language Interpretation​ Meeting hosts can assign participants as sign language interpreters, interpreting one language into sign language in real-time. These interpreters are displayed in a dedicated […]

How to Brand Your Webinar on Zoom

–  Zoom’s newest feature let’s you brand your webinars. Here’s some quick steps you need to know to customize the appearance of webinars by adding wallpaper behind videos, setting a common virtual background for all panelists, and creating name tags for each panelist. I hope you enjoy it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESanAAKAgCQ 1. Make Sure You Have Latest Upload/Upgrade […]

What’s New in the Latest Zoom Update?

–  On March 15th, zoom issued its latest update. And it is full of great new features.  In this post, we’ll break down the top five for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHOmBV4js_E 1. Activate Avatars in Your Settings Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. If your […]

How to Make Yourself an Avatar on Zoom

–  Zoom’s newest feature let’s you turn yourself into a fox, rabbit, or cow.  Get cute on your next zoom meeting. Here’s the five steps you need to know to turn on zoom avatars before your next meeting. I hope you enjoy it!  https://youtu.be/UnnKdLbpKeM 1. Make Sure You Have Latest Upload/Upgrade of Zoom To update […]

When it Comes to Elections, There’s More Options than Endorsing a Candidate

A year and a bit after the 2016 elections, we’re still debating exactly what happened. But most of those conversations revolve around the candidates, the parties and their official campaigns. What about lessons for community organizations and their social movements? What did we do right and wrong in that cycle, and what can be learned? […]

New Paths for the Migrant Rights Movement

“It’s our job to make a movement so big and so beautiful that we get the best legislation possible because they’re so afraid of what we’ll do if we don’t get it.” – Chronicling the emergence of a bottom-up movement for immigrant rights at the UU General Assembly in 2014.

From Seattle to Phoenix: A 10 Year Movement Update

This essay, written by B. Loewe in the Fall of 2010, is included in the astonishing anthology We Have Not Been Moved available at PM Press. In 1999, following the massive demonstrations in Seattle against the World Trade Organization, Betita Martinez shook things up with the simple question: “Why were most of the demonstrators white?” After the state […]

Grief, Compassion, and Vision: Reflections on Brueggeman’s Prophetic Imagination

Also published in Auburn Seminary’s Mountain Top Series: Writing in 1979, Walter Brueggeman turned to the old and new testament to reflect on the role of a prophet in a society he observed of waning social movements and a rising cynicism. What he shares in the Prophetic Imagination is dueling imaginations, a god that takes […]