the Leaders Follow The Backbone Campaign specializes in the creation of spectacle imagery, innovative messaging and political theater. Most of our work involves what we call Artful Activism, in which we engage progressive activists and organizers in the strategic use of creative tactics such as festival arts, flash mobs, music and other theatrical forms of nonviolent direct action.
Nonviolent direct action training & blockade techniques
Arts for social change such as giant puppet, inflatables, and prop construction
Campaign design: grand strategy, creative tactics, and earned media
Water-based nonviolent tactics, kayaking and boating skills
Giant banner construction and deployment (overpasses, helium-powered, etc.)
Light & video projection as protest
Rappelling for banner drops and forest protection
Friends and Allies,
Join us on our beautiful home base of Vashon Island for the fourth annual Localize this! Creative Tactics for Land and Sea Artful Action Camp. We had such a great time the past three years that we want to host another gathering of committed, action-oriented activists. This year we will continue to expanding the program to include exciting community organizing strategies and essential skills.
Camp will be held at the Vashon Youth Hostel again this year, within minutes of the beach where we hold the water-based trainings on Puget Sound. We'll be organizing kitchen & other volunteers, as everyone pitches in with camp chores. There are enough tent sites for hundreds and teepees for rent at extra cost. We are expecting 75-150 of our movement's finest (including you!) to make this part of their summer plans.
For those who cannot attend the entire week, Please REGISTER anyway and indicate which days you plan to be there.
Team Backbone Contact Backbone Campaign if you have questions: 206.408.8058
"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination All other wars are subsumed by it." ~ Diane di Prima
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