Live @ 9 with The Social Exchange & MAC

Photo by Jeffrey Peterson

Photo by Jeffrey Peterson

by: jeffrey peterson, summer creator

Started by Mahal Burr, the Memphis Activism Calendar aims to create a community of activists in Memphis by helping to amplify and connect the voices of groups doing work on these issues. 

“We’re trying to create a network of all the social justice work in Memphis to come together,” she said, emphasizing the importance of connecting the many groups in Memphis that have a focus on activism. 

We invited Burr to The Social Exchange’s segment on WREG’s Live@9 to share their work and vision for the activism community in Memphis, in addition to The Social Exchange’s involvement in moving this vision forward. 

“Gillian came on board and offered to help get the word out about the Memphis Activism Calendar,” Burr said, referring to the Social Exchange’s founder Gillian Wenhold. 

Memphis Activism Calendar is a completely volunteer-based organization and does not charge any fees for their platform, according to Burr, in hopes of keeping their platform accessible to all. 

Fighting oppression and promoting social justice, through the calendar that is the main focus of their website, is at the center of their mission. The calendar is open for anyone to contribute to by adding social justice and activism related events happening in the Memphis area. 

People can add events to the calendar by sharing a Google Calendar event with or filling out an online form, and may also sign up to receive text alerts about upcoming events by texting “@memphisact” to the number 81010.