Don't miss Backbone Campaign's annual Chocolatada benefit extravaganza! Enjoy a delicious evening of story-telling, dynamic performance and inspiring presentations. Celebrate our growing community of change agents and ...
Join us in celebrating the tremendously successful sHell No! Paddle in Seattle Flotilla. Check out some of the amazing photos from the day and the massive amount of positive international and national media coverage we earned. Help us seize the momen...
Join us in celebrating the tremendously successful sHell No! Paddle in Seattle Flotilla. Check out some of the amazing photos from the day and the massive amount of positive international and national media coverage we earned. Help us seize the momentum of our collective people & paddle-powered pivot away from dirty fossil fuels to a sustainable renewable energy-powered future!
Don't miss Backbone Campaign's annual Chocolatada benefit extravaganza! Enjoy a delicious evening of story-telling, dynamic performance and inspiring presentations. Celebrate our growing community of change agents and the web of allies it represents.
****** NEW DATES ***** 7th Annual Localize This! Action Camp August 11-17, 2015 (stay until the 18th, if you can.)
The below is info from last camp but will give you an idea what to look forward to. REGISTER HERE
Vashon Island, WA (short ferry ride from W. Seattle)
Localize This! is where we get inspired, recharge our batteries, and reflect, and cross-pollinate ideas alongside friends, allies, and some of the most effective change agents from across the U.S. It's the NW's dynamic Cross-Movement, Artful Activism, Strategy, Creative Tactics & Community Organizing Intensive Training Camp!
Tips for Crowd-Funding your camp participation- HERE
Friends Don't Let Friends Miss Localize This! Action Camp -Bring your action buddy or your whole affinity group
All year long, the Backbone team appears in our region and across the country, but only one time per year does the country come to us. For the past six years this gathering has been at the cusp of movement innovation, a source of numerous collaborations, and a spark for countless creative actions from viral Flash Mobs to Giant floating buttocks. Our giant 1% arrows banner and light projections preceded Occupy. 2012's camp lifted up Eviction Protection in the Seattle area and now our allies are celebrating a victorious Eviction Blockade. Our first camp even helped save an island!
Vashon Island, WA (We encourage people to arrive the night before and leave on the morning after final action and closing celebration.) Cost: Sliding scale $200-$500 for week(No one will be turned away for lack of funds*) Per day $30-$75 (suggested)
All Camping, Trainings, and Delicious Locally-Sourced Food are included!
Bring a sleeping bag if you have one. Sign up to ATTEND TODAY!
* FYI - Please consider helping cover the cost of scholarships for participants from impacted communities by increasing your payment to $400 or more. The real cost of camp for Backbone is over $350 per person.
Who's Coming To Camp?- Build Connections & Train Alongside Allies Working on:
Coal Trains/Coal Ports/Tar Sands/Fracking and Fossil Fuel Extraction Resistance.
Please Join them in supporting this movement building work.Donate TODAY toward scholarships for deserving emerging activist leaders from impacted communities. There are people from around the country who need your support to attend camp and we will not turn anyone away for lack of funds.
There is nothing the Backbone Campaign does that is more crucial to preparing progressive change agents or weaving connections between them than our annual Localize This! Action Camp. Enable Change Agents from across the country and from diverse backgrounds and struggles to participate by pitching-in today!