Thanks for registering for camp! We'll contact you about more details as they emerge. Until then, encourage fellow activists and change agents to join you at action camp by sharing this link: LocalizeThis.org
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 (2016 will be our 8th year) of some of the best our movements for justice have to offer.
For the past seven 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 getting 2 millions views to a flotilla for fairness. 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 have celebrated a victorious Eviction Blockade. In 2014 we held two camps, one in the midwest and the NW. We invited indigenous leaders to transform the camp into lessons on how to be a good ally to Natives, engage in spiritual activism, and culminated in a Native-led day of action rich in beauty and cultural sharing. Participants at camp in 2014 went on to do an amazing blockade of a dangerous oil train and launched the 1st tree-sit in Washington in 14 years.
At Localize This! 2015, participants designed and produced the multifaceted #BeyondDenial racial justice action with an "Action-In-A-Box" toolkit that is now available and has traveled to multiple communities. In March of 2016 we took Kayaktivism and Artful Activism tactics to the Cove Point Spring Break action camp in Maryland, bolstering We Are Cove Point and other campaigns back East with a new approach to extraction resistance.
Where & When: The 2016 Localize This! Action Camp is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21 through Monday, June 27, on Vashon Island, WA near Seattle. The final action will be on Monday the 27th, BUT we encourage folks to return to camp and be our guests to enjoy a final celebration and depart on the 28th.
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.
- Student Debt
- Economic Justice and Austerity Resistance
- Immigration Reform
- Trade and Labor Justice
- Racial Justice
- Getting Money out of Politics
- and more!
If you haven't registered yet, do so HERE.
Backbone is grateful for the continued support for kayaktivist trainings and artful activism with funding made possible by: