Small Actions Lead to Big Results: Micro Activism with Omkari L. Williams

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If you are part of the tribe of change-makers and are an active participant in helping to create a better world for all, this deep dialogue is for you. It addresses the question: How do we keep ourselves “in the game” when we become overwhelmed, dispirited, and downhearted by the enormity of needs in today’s challenging times? Williams gives us some powerful suggestions for a sustainable form of activism that she describes as micro activism. Williams believes that the size of the action isn’t the point. What matters is that we take regular action. These can be done in a small amount of time and don’t take a huge amount of energy, yet they have a cumulative effect that is disproportionate to the individual effort they require. Together these millions of incremental steps lead to a tipping point. Indeed, over and over history has shown this to be true. Explore the power of micro activism in this program. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)


 Omkari L. Williams has devoted her life to change-making. She leads activism workshops and trainings and is the host of the podcast Stepping into Truth, where she interviews activists from all walks of life.

Omkari L. Williams is the author of:

  • Micro Activism: How You Can Make a Difference in the World (without a Bullhorn): Small Actions Equal Big Results. (Storey publishing 2023)

 To learn more about the work of Omkari Williams go to

Topics explored in this dialogue include:

  • How Williams’ diplomat/humanitarian father influenced her to be an activist
  • How to avoid discouragement when progress seems so incremental
  • Examples of the many small actions by many people to create true social change
  • What is the Noah’s Ark concept of keeping our focus narrow
  • Why it is important to connect with your origin story in terms of your activism
  • Why it is more effective to begin our activism with small acts
  • Why building community one small act at a time is important
  • What is some advice in finding those who are interested in the same project as you are
  • How the mantra, “I’m available” can truly be a guide for leading us to next steps
  • What does Williams mean by “radical realism”
  • Why celebrating our accomplishments is imperative in the efforts to make a difference
  • What is an effective way of dealing with microaggressions
  • And example of how we are never too old to be an activist

 Host: Justine Willis Toms   Interview Date: 12/15/2023   Program Number: 3804  

Music Playlist

From Album: Adventures In Afropea 1
Artist: Zap Mama

Opening Essay: Track 04 Abadou
Music Break 1: Track 05 Take Me Coco
Music Break 2: Track 09 Din Din
Music Break 3: Track 11 Guzophela