Localize This! - August 1st- 5th 2013
Artful Activism, Creative Tactics, and Direct Action Training Camp on the beautiful Puget Sound.
Join friends and allies for the 5th annual cross-movement Creative Tactics, Direct Action, and Organizing Training Camp:
Localize This! - July 31st- Aug 5th 2013
Anti-Oppression Day-Long workshop on July 31st
Tips for Crowd-Funding your camp paticipation- HERE
What is Localize This? Watch the video below to find out!
More info on last year's Localize This!
Below, take a peak at last years training offerings, trainer bios, and more.
Localize This! 2012
Friends Don't Let Friends Miss Localize This! Register TODAY for all or part
|Full Schedule HERE
Creative Tactics (climbing, art, etc) and Organizing preview, Long Term Strategy webcast.
Cultural Competence, Grand Strategy, Campaign Design, NVDA, Art & Creative Tactics, Projection as Protest
Community Organizing, Media Skills, Canvassing*, Eviction Protection*, Evening Projection Action*
Action Planning, Scouting, Legal, Campaign Consultations, Art & Creative Tactics, Kayak safety, Drumming for Demonstrations
Organizing Strategies, Fundraising for Community Supported Organizers, Skill Share, Kayak safety, Advanced Tactics, Action Preparation
Friday 8/3: Testing our skills*
Artful Actions in service of eviction protection & universal principal reduction, party & performance w/Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit
Saturday 8/4: Action Assessment, Anti-Burnout, Building a Community Supported Organizer Network, Closing Inspirations
*All or part in Seattle
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Localize This! workshop fees cover approximately 50% of the actual cost to produce it. PLEASE Pitch In TODAY
Kelly Hayes is a Native American activist, Occupy organizer, street medic, and rescue scuba diver. Kelly has a background in animal and human rights, the mental health movement, and anti-deportation and home reclamation projects. She has most recently worked as an organizer with numerous Occupy groups. During the NATO summit Kelly and others succeeded in an effort to shut down Boeing. She is also involved in a memorial project to be placed in a public space, without a permit, that will honor fallen protesters abroad.
Kelly is coming to Localize This training camp because she knows that "none of us can afford to stop learning." The powers mounted against us are too great and so is our collective potential.
"Local communities have to be inspired to organize. Otherwise, community members will remain blissfully indifferent, or simply bemoan the corrupt nature of our system. This is why projects like home reclamation are so important. Such efforts encapsulate the overall problems we face as a society, but also drive the message home, to community members, on a personal level. I also believe that fresh approaches, and increasingly creative tactics, will bolster the confidence of those I organize with, and help keep them engaged. Incorporating new ideas into campaigns will be crucial to Occupy's survival. We all need a wider skill set to succeed."
Localize This! 2012 trainers: Complete Trainer Bios
An impressive group of people are coming together and we'll ALL be learning from each other.
|Kim Marks, Portland Rising Tide
(Non-Violent Direct Action Trainer, Campaign Design & Strategy)
|Kyle Tanner, Itinerant Agitational Organizer
(Organizing Spiral, Honest Conversations, Fundraising: Hard & Soft Money)
|Ahern "Dreadsen", Multi Kulti
(Expanding Allies, Security Culture, Cultural Competency, Media & NVDA)
(Climb Team & Tripod Leads)
|Heather Gordon & Sue Parsons of City Life/Vida Urbana: 39 Years of Putting People Before Profits
(Community Organizing & Eviction Protection Workshops)
|Scott Silber, National Intervention
(12 Step Counselor for Kicking the Corporate Habit)
|Susie Rosett, Northern Rockies Rising Tide
(Climb Team & Tripod Leads)
|Tom Kertes, United Workers of Baltimore
(Human Rights-based Organizing, Long Term Strategy & Building Power)
|Chris Lutter, Puppet Farm Arts
|Bill Moyer, Backbone Campaign
(Host, Grand Strategy, Creative Tactics, Local Credit Union Organizing, and more)
|John Sellers, Other 98% & Ruckus Society
(Action Planning, Design & Making Media Count)
Go directly to the Localize This! registration page HERE (or fill out registration form below)
Localize This! 2012 Draft Schedule HERE
This camp is made possible partially by the generous support of the: Nathan Cummings Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and others.
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Highlights from Localize This! 2011 - More photos HERE
Fun video from 2011 w/press coverage interwoven:
2010 Localize This! Action Camp came to an amazing finish with song and dance and almost 2 million views on Youtube.
Photos from 2009 & 2010 below:
Check out the strategic media coverage of our 2009 camp:
Larger versions of slideshows from 2009 and 2010 camps: