Should be required reading in every classroom.Judith Molina, founder of the Living Theater
Beautiful Trouble is, by design, an evolving project. Not all the tactics, principles, theories and case studies we’ve identified as important have been written up yet. We are continuing to expand the content, and welcome your help suggesting or submitting drafts of new modules, or helping to complete unfinished ones. To view the templates visit http://trb.la/writeyourown. To learn more, email us at getintouch at beautifultrouble dot org.
Be warned, though: we insist on succinct, engagingly written and constructive elaborations of key ideas in creative action design. If you are allergic to collaborative editorial engagement and a strict adherence to word limits, maybe this isn’t for you.
That said, we’ve found the process of formulating and drafting theory, tactic, principle and case study entries to be extremely instructive, whether or not the modules themselves actually saw the light of day.
We hope to begin reviewing new content and publishing new modules in the fall of 2012.
We wrote Beautiful Trouble to help folks change the world, so we’re eager to get it into as many people’s hands as possible, including by making it available in bulk to organizations, trainers, trainees, funders, teachers and students. 99% Spring gave copies to many of their trainers. Greenpeace USA and Greenpeace Canada bought copies for their field staff. Several foundations are purchasing copies for all of their grantees. Several unions have made copies available to their staff. And the list goes on.
If you would like to negotiate a discount on a bulk order of copies of Beautiful Trouble, please contact Crystal Williams at OR Books at 212/514-6485 or crystal dot williams at orbooks dot com.
Use your public library as an ally to get BT into the hands of those who may not be able to afford a copy. Most libraries are more than happy to order a book if a patron suggests it–so suggest it! Several libraries have already ordered copies, but how amazing would it be to have Beautiful Trouble in public libraries everywhere! Just give your librarian a link to the order form on the homepage of our website or our page on Amazon.
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It takes time & trouble (aka MONEY) to bring a book into the world, get it into the hands of people at the frontlines of change, and then — by turning that book into a website and training tools and an ongoing community of collaborating practitioners — make it the most effective resource it can be.
If you think we’re doing a great job and want to help us continue, please help us out with MONEY :
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You can also help us out by buying a book, volunteering (see below) and helping to spread the word.
Beautiful Trouble is on tour – and you can bring us to your community to do a book event or talk.
Also, many Beautiful Trouble authors are professional creative direct action trainers, available to work with your organization or gathering around the following trainings: Beautiful Trouble 101, Nonviolent Direct Action and Advanced Creative Action.
To invite us for any of the above, email us at helpout at beautifultrouble dot org.
The Beautiful Trouble team is always looking for volunteers to pitch in to help with all sports of tasks, from promotion and editorial to web development, trainings, events coordination and more. We’re a super fun (and productive) bunch. If you’ve got killer skillz and an even better attitude, drop us a line at helpout at beautifultrouble dot org.
Also, we’re currently looking for a few good interns.