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Seeking: “Community-cations” Lead

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Beautiful Trouble seeks new Communications Coordinator Beautiful Trouble is a book, card deck, web toolbox, creative campaign incubator, and international network of artist-activist-trainers helping grassroots movements be more creative, effective, and irresistible. About Beautiful Trouble Since its publication in 2012, Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution has become a go-to   …Continue Reading

Bookkeeper wanted

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What’s more exciting than handling finances for your favorite outfit of miscreants? Getting paid to handle finances for such an outfit! Beautiful Trouble cordially invites you to apply to work with our network of creative changemakers under a 501(c)3 umbrella. If you’re successful, you’ll help us establish a more solid   …Continue Reading

Beautiful Trouble: A Card Deck for Revolution

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Help us put the best ideas from the Beautiful Trouble toolbox into a deck of 99+ cards YOU can play! QUESTION: What could be better than gathering the world’s best social movement practices and cutting-edge creative tactics in a best-selling compendium used by activists across the globe? ANSWER: All that   …Continue Reading

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

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 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 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