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Friends Don't Let Friends Miss Localize This! -
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 four 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. Last year'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!
When: July 31st - August 5th, 2013 (Anti-Oppression Workshop on the 31st)
Where: BEAUTIFUL Vashon Island, WA (15 min. Ferry from Seattle) At the Ranch Hostel, 12119 SW Cove Rd. Vashon, WA 98070 Cost: Sliding scale $150-$400 for all days (No one will be turned away for lack of funds*) Per day $25-$50 (suggested)
All Camping, Trainings, and Delicious Locally-Sourced Food are included! (Bring a sleeping bag & a tent if you have one.) REGISTER TODAY!
Contact Backbone Campaign if you have questions call 206.408.8058
* 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.
Eviction Protection and Foreclosure Defense.
Economic Justice and Austerity Resistance
Trade and Labor Justice
Help spread the word about the 5th annual Localize This! Artful Action Camp
What Workshops Are Offered?-Get Skilled-Up To Act-Up with Effective Organizing Strategies and Expand Your Tactical Toolkit With These Trainings & More, All Offered In One Place. Full Draft Schedule HERE
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.
Partner with Us! If you would like your organization listed as a Partner, please call the Backbone Campaign office 206-408-8058
Pitch-In To The Crowdfunding Scholarship Campaign! Change is not just possible, it is inevitable. But opportunity favors the prepared. 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!
Pitch in to Get Change Agents to Localize This! $5,
$10 or more. It's like buying an organizer a drink. You're the kind of
person who would do that. And we bet your friends would too. Please visit and share our new
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Help ensure that any change agent with the heartfelt desire to be more
effective, gets the opportunity to attend our 5th annualLocalize This!action camp.
large or small matters.
Other ways to help:
Use Frequent Flyer Miles to get an activist a ticket. Call
the office and we'll match you with an activist or organizer in an
Have your local faith or social justice organization sponsor
and activist or send a delegation to camp.