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“This is a “let’s do it” guide to action, an accessible and well-illustrated collection of strategies ideal for artists (and non-artists alike) who are willing to put themselves out there for the common good.”

Ken Krafchek, Graduate Director, MFA in Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art

Recap: First Half of 2017

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Check out a recap of our activities during the first half of 2017 and stay tuned as we turn up the heat this summer.

Beautiful Trouble has rapidly scaled up offerings and ability to support workshops and actions across the U.S. and around the globe in the wake of 45’s election. We want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank all of our partners and funders who have made this work possible. Here’s an overview of some of the work we’ve accomplished together:

  • Resourcing the Movement: On (Not-My) President’s Day, Beautiful Trouble launched the Resistance Hotline – a new take on a “1-800 support line” offering training and nonviolent action support to counter Trumpism and build a strong resistance movement. For starters, the Resistance Hotline debuts as a Facebook page & phone hotline. Get in touch with us on Facebook, or by calling 1-844-NVDA-NOW and an expert direct action trainer will be in touch within 48 hours.

Whew! That’s hardly all of it, but we wanted you to get a sense of where we’ve been and where we’re headed. As always, we couldn’t do this without you. Get in touch if you want to organize a training, request facilitation support, or hold a consultation on strategic creative action. Let us know what awesome stuff are you involved with or think we should be involved with. We’d love to hear from you and of course, we’d love to have your support!