Artful Activism - Grand Strategy & Creative Tactics March 10-11

Backbone NW Change Agent Center
Spring Training Series:

Who: Calling all Change Agents! Whether you are a veteran activist or recently mobilized member of Indivisible - We want you to join us on beautiful Vashon Island as we learn together, create art and props, build community, and deepen our activism.  
What:  Artful Activism - Grand Strategy, Campaign Planning & Creative Tactics 
Backbone Co-Founder Bill Moyer and Organizing Director Eric Ross, WAMend Cindy Black, Facilitator Ellen Finkelstein.
When: March 10-11 We have moved the start time of the training to begin with dinner at 6 pm, in order to give people time to go to the "We Rise with Standing Rock - Seattle" event at Westlake Center, 3 pm.  It's easy to reach Vashon via the King County Water Taxi, leaving from downtown at 5:30 and 6:30 pm.  Bill Moyer will give a Backbone Theory of Change presentation starting at 7.
Trainings will happen on Saturday, 9-3.
Where: Hostel Space on Vashon Island, 12119 SW Cove Rd, Vashon, WA 98070
Shared sleeping accommodations are available on a first come/first served basis.  

How:  Scroll down this page to purchase a ticket. Scholarships are available; email [email protected] to inquire.  Meals are included in the cost of the trainings; let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Friday Night, March 10
6 pm  Vegetarian dinner (vegan and gluten free options)
7 pm Love Wins! Art of War & Nonviolent Social Movement, a presentation on Backbone Campaign's Theory of Change by co-founder Bill Moyer
9 pm Light Projection workshop, with Eric Ross
Play Cobra!

Saturday, March 11
8 am Breakfast
9 am Session 1 Breakouts:
Track 1 - Campaign Design w/ WAMend Campaign Coordinator Cindy Black
Track 2 - Convening skills - Progressive Facilitation with Ellen Finkelstein
Track 3 - Artful Activism & Creative Tactics with Eric Ross
10:30 am Session 2 Breakouts: 
Track 1 - Campaign Design part 2 with Cindy Black
Track 2 - Convening Skills part 2  with Ellen Finkelstein
Track 3 - Artful Activism & Creative Tactics with Eric Ross
Noon - Lunch
1-2:30 Resist - Protect - and CREATE! 
Integration & Solidarity Opportunities Discussion - applying lessons to our work and exploring opportunities for collaboration, and next steps in building our intersectional movement.

Campaign consultations available upon request: 
Schedule time for a private strategy consultation with Backbone Director Bill Moyer. Reserve a consultation by calling the Backbone office 206-408-8058 
  • March 10, 2017 at 4:00pm – March 11, 2017
  • NW Change Agent Center (former Hostel on Vashon Island)
    12119 SW Cove Rd
    Vashon, WA 98070
    United States
    Google map and directions
  • $50.00 USD
  • Amy Morrison

Will you come?

$200.00 Warrior Plus Sponsor

Cost plus some help for others

$150.00 Weekend Warrior

Cost plus some help for others

$100.00 Activist Discount

Just under cost pitch-in

$50.00 Student-Underemployed

Minimum Pitch-in