Backbone Campaign Training Opportunities & Resources
The Backbone Campaign offers a wide variety of workshops and trainings through our staff and national network of organizers, activists, and artists.
Below you will find a menu of offerings, a roster of trainers, opportunities to participate in upcoming events, and instructions for designing a custom workshop or multi-day training camp to suit you community, organization, or campaign.
We look forward to working with you to build a more powerful and vibrant movement for human rights, sustainable, resilient communities, and ecological well being.
Meet our roster of amazingly gifted trainers! Backbone Campaign's expansive national network brings you into collaboration with some of the most talented and innovating practitioners of transformative social change and movement-building work. They are eager to share with you their years of insights and hard-won lessons learned.
Backbone Training Director Kim Marks and Backbone Co-Founder Bill Moyer will be in Los Angeles, CA May 20-23! Bertold Brecht wrote, "Art is not a mirror with which we reflect reality, but a hammer with which we shape it." Sign up today to participate in the trainings Host a House Party to help fund our movement building work. Organize another worskhop in your community! Amplify your activism with artistic and creative direct action- Build up your tactical toolkit today! Artful Activism 2-Day Workshop: May 21st-22nd Join the Backbone Campaign and the Youth Justice Coalition for Artful Activism Nonviolent Direct Action Trainings. Learn how to harness the power of community in public spaces through Action Planning, Grand Strategy, and Creative Tactics. Plus, Backbone Campaign trainers Kim Marks and Bill Moyer will share how to Build Giant Overpass Banners and illuminate your issue with light actions like Light Projection as Protest and Overpass Light…
Veteran Strategists and Expert Action Trainers got together for a Weekend of Action-Oriented Workshops, Skills Trainings, and Strategizing in Bellingham, WA June 14th-16th, 2013. Defeat theTPP! (Download PowerPoint, view as GoogleDoc) by Kristen Beifus Artful Activism: Grand Strategy & Creative Tactics Part 1 & Part 2 (PDFs w/out video) by Bill Moyer Nonviolent Direct Action/Backbone Action Toolkit View PDF. by Kim Marks TPP: Corporate Greed vs. Human Needs? - You Decide... The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will impact every one of us in the Pacific NW; as eaters, as workers and as people who care about healthy communities. It is a super-sized version of NAFTA, and after 20 years of corporate gains on the backs of workers and communities-we can't afford more of the same. TPP Action Camp offers a unique opportunity to come together, just before the TPP enters into its 18th Round of negotiations in July. A weekend to…