Join the DOTS


Democracy On The Streets

🌐 global …

✊🏾 intersectional …

🎨 irrepressible …

✊🏾 join the #dots!

Everything starts from a dot …

Wassilay Kandinski
Earth on fire in tears.

We fail to connect the dots …

Greta Thunberg

This moment of peril and promise is bigger than any of us.

But it is not bigger than all of us.

To flip this toxic system, and realise a world fit for children, we must stand together.

We must connect the dots between the struggle for climate, gender, racial, digital and economic equality.

Only together will we be powerful enough to shift the trajectory and win a world fit for children.

DOTS has all the right qualities to create connections from the ground up.

It is kryptonite to fascism.


Pavement chalk is accessible, evocative, and irrepressible.

It naturally favours women, children, creatives, and all those on the margins.

DOTS amplifies chalk’s inherently democratic nature with an intersectional frame capable of humanely expressing everything – from our most urgent concerns to our highest aspirations.

DOTS is for all who strive for a world fit for children.

By combining action on the ground with strategic digitisation, DOTS collapses the divide between cyber and cyber, global and local.

Share DOTS with all you love.

Use hashtags ending in DOTS (e.g. #ClimateDOTS) so we can find each other.

Ceasefire is a justice issue

The goal is justice. The method is chalk.


Love, courage and imagination are what we most urgently need.

Every action matters.

Together we CAN change the big picture.

Check out our ‘Engage’ page for ways to support.

DOTS needs YOU.

Let’s show not tell…

A new way of being based on cultures of compassion and economies of care is emerging.

We can put the writing on the wall and the word on the street.

We can leave OUR ideas lying around.

Whose streets?

Our Streets!

✊🏾 Join the dots …

Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around

Milton Friedman, 1982

The streets are a crucial arena.

But they’re getting harder to hold.

Be like chalk.

✊🏾 Join the dots …

be like chalk

the world has changed, it looks completely different … it will probably not look the same again and we are going to need to find a new way forward.

Greta Thunberg, April 23, 2020

Showing Greta Thunberg, sitting at her computer. Participating in an online interview for Earth Day 2020.