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Training for Trainers on Nonviolent Action with IfNotNow

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(This post was written by staff at IfNotNow.) In October, 30 young leaders from IfNotNow, a movement working to end the American Jewish Community’s support for the occupation in Israel/Palestine, and Sunrise, youth-led movement to end the climate crisis, came together at the Watershed Center for a Nonviolent Action Training   …Continue Reading


This #GivingTuesday, don’t just give. Give a damn.

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    Every year, people all over the world come together for Giving Tuesday to kick off the holiday giving season, the benevolent hangover of the frenzy that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Generosity replaces consumerism as charitable giving and volunteerism are celebrated. This year, what we want to   …Continue Reading


Los Angeles Creative Action Training January 2019

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The team of troublemakers behind the best selling DIY-Revolution manual, Beautiful Trouble, are hosting a special weekend of trainings catered to serve organizations, networks, and activists organizing for a more just, healthy, and equitable world. Want to join us? We will be conducting a 2.5 day training for trainers, delving deep into   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Resistance in the Portuguese-speaking World

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This month, we’re celebrating the Portuguese edition of our Beautiful Trouble toolkit! In partnership with Brazil’s Escola de Ativismo, we’re hosting an online workshop for our Portuguese-speaking friends speaking truth to power, whether they be in Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola or anywhere else. (Scroll down for more information in English.)   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Trouble Seeks Activist Editor(s) to Join Editorial Team

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Application deadline: June 30, 2018 Are you passionate about creative activism? And are you a skilled editor with a keen eye for detail, an ability to synthesize complex ideas in accessible language, and a passion for using persuasive language as a tool for social change? This is an opportunity to   …Continue Reading


Beyond the March: Resources for March for Our Lives 2018

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Here at Beautiful Trouble, seasoned activists, rebel-rousers, and political artists work together in support of movements for social change by creating resources and providing training on nonviolent direct action and creative activism. Our resistance toolbox includes Beautiful Trouble and Beautiful Rising books and websites, a study guide, and an ever-evolving   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Rising launched in NYC and Saskatchewan

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Dear Troublemakers! Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South, just did a mini-tour of the freezing Global North, and we are excited to tell you all about it! At the volunteer-powered Bluestockings bookstore in New York’s Lower East Side, Beautiful Rising co-editors Juman Abujbara and Andrew Boyd, along with   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Trouble: Spotted at Yale Law School Library

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  PRINCIPLE: Use the law, don’t be afraid of it


Training at CSU San Marcos

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On October 25th, 2017, Beautiful Trouble delivered the third program in The Activist Lab series, which was held at the Cross-Cultural Center at California State University San Marcos. This series aims to teach students and faculty how to become better activists and advocates for social justice. Beautiful Trouble’s creative action   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Rising Book Launch: Austin, Texas

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The Rising…. It’s Happening!! Our first Beautiful Rising book launch in the United States was held at Monkey Wrench bookstore in Austin, Texas, on October 19, 2017. This event, hosted by Beautiful Trouble/Beautiful Rising co-editor Dave Oswald Mitchell, featured a presentation on key insights and features of the book, as   …Continue Reading