Solidarity Brigades

Rolling_Rebellion.gifConnect with Fellow Action-Oriented Organizers

We're excited for you to lock-arms with other organizers and activists. Become an ambassador for artful activism!

  • Learn more about the impact of the creative tactics the Solidarity Brigades are deploying.

Tell us how YOU want to  ENGAGE  with Backbone:


Continue below to RSVP for these actions or HOST your own!


  • Large_cropped_Strawberry_Festival_Vashon_2017_Group_Silly_Expressions_with_Orca_and_death_star_IMG_9390_(1)_copy.jpgInspire Vashonites to "Protect What They Love" by joining Backbone Campaign, Indivisible Backbone and Vashon friends and more in the Strawberry Festival Parade.

    Help us animate bold and beautiful (and lightweight) imagery symbolizing what we love in our region and vow to protect. Also, hop aboard the ecotopia train to move the vision of Solutionary Rail forward.

    RSVP below so we can keep you up to date on details and the parade lineup. We'll be lining up along Vashon Highway (likely near the Lutheran Church.) Vashon HWY will be closed between Vashon Theatre and the Vashon Athletic Club / Mom's Deli so plan travel and parking accordingly. 

    This is a fun and perfect opportunity to introduce your friends to activism; invite them to join you!

    Join us for art builds during our Wednesday Volunteer Drop-ins on June 28th and July 19th to create imagery for the Strawberry Festival. 

    If you can also hang out at the Backbone booth for a bit over the weekend we'd love for you to join us. Email / call 206-408-8058.

    If you have questions about the parade email / call/text 805-776-3882.

    Thanks for being part of the team!
  • 2017 Localize This! Action Camp

    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 08:00 AM – August 01, 2017
    • Vashon Island, WA in Vashon, WA

    Localize This! is YOUR destination to explore Creative Direct Action Tactics and Effective Organizing Strategies

    Applications are still being accepted. Join us at camp for a couple of days or the full week - Apply Today!

    Join the Youth Camp - Click HERE

    The 2017 Localize This! Action Camp is Tuesday July 25th through July 31st (camp out 'til August 1st) on Vashon Island, WA (across the water from Seattle).

    • Lock arms with passionate action-oriented change agents from across the country.

    • Dive into a week of intensive training, strategizing, learning, and sharing of victory stories with some of the movements most effective organizers.

    • Take action before everything we value or hold as sacred is extracted, exploited, and extinguished.

    What started out as training ground for a community's fight to stop a transnational corporation's environmental destruction has turned into an annual celebration of some of the best our movements for justice have to offer (2017 is our 9th year).

    Action Camp workshops are primarily based on skill-building with concentrations on:

    • Artful Activism
    • Non-Violent Direct Action tactics 
    • Blockade Techniques
    • Community Organizing
    • Climbing for forest defense campaigns, banner drops and more
    • Kayaktivism
    • Anti-Oppression practices 
    • Solutionary and Porpositional organizing
    • Strategic Campaigning and
    • Designing and executing creative actions that pressure decision-makers, earn media and build power for "We The People!"

    Cost: $300 - $700 Sliding-Scale with limited scholarships available.

    This is a Sober Camp. This year we will be joined by youth ages 13 - 17. Do to the presence of youth, to help ensure for their safety and honor participants in recovery we will be enforcing camp as a sober space. 

    We're excited to learn and skill-up together. RSVP TODAY!

    Are you a member of the Lumbar Club or do you Volunteer at our art builds? - Click here to come for some select workshops

    Trainer Bios - Bios for many of the workshop facilitators are found HERE

    Camp Schedule - You can find a schedule for many of the workshops offered at camp HERE

    First, RSVP on this event page. Then, make sure to fill out the application on the following page

    Donate to Scholarships to Camp - Encourage your friends, family and community to support organizers from impacted Communities & youth to take their activism to the next level! Sponsor an Activist to Camp! - Click HERE

    YOUTH ACTION CAMP at Localize This! - CLICK HERE to find out more and SIGNUP TODAY!