years, the Yes Men have been tinkering with side-splitting mischief as a
way to fight injustice. Our latest film about those efforts, The Yes Men Fix the World, won lots of awards and was released all over the planet... but it simply did not fix the world.
So a year ago, we decided that showing what we do wasn’t enough: we needed to help people to actually do it themselves. We called our idea The Yes Lab for Creative Activism. It's a factory for meaningful mischief, and a system for helping organizations and individuals carry out Yes Men-style actions on their own, to get media attention for important issues. But the Yes Lab is more than that: it also aims to help YOU take action on issues of social importance.
Today, after a year of testing and nearly a dozen successes, we're proud to announce that the Yes Lab is ready for prime time! It’s got a set of cool tools
in development, that will soon help YOU get involved in new Yes Lab
projects, and even to launch them. And it’s got a new home at NYU, with space, lots of eager participants, and an ambitious new structure that will soon be cranking out many new projects.
The trouble is that in spite of all that, we still have zero budget for the first round of projects themselves! And that’s why you’re reading this now. We’re asking for $10,000, to make the all-new Yes Lab the lean, mean, change-making machine it can be. Any amount raised over $10,000 will bankroll projects beyond the first round.
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