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Artful Activism Workshop with the Whatcom Action Coalition

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Artful Activism Workshop with the Whatcom Action Coalition

Time: September 1, 2011 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Co-op Connections Building
Street: Forest, across the parking lot from the Co-op
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map: http://Whatcomactioncoalition…
Phone: 360 595 4045
Event Type: presentation, workshop, discussion, activism
Organized By: Eric Jensen, Mirami McAuliffe, Zoie Gaidos
Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2011

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Event Description

Come one, Come All to the Whatcom Action Coalition's Artful Action Workshop!

This coming Thursday the Whatcom Action Coalition will host a presentation and discussion on artful activism.  This presentation is absolutely free, free, free!  Having just returned from the Backbone Campaign's Localize This! Action Camp, we intend to incite conversation about what we learned, with the outcome of developing strategic, creative actions as part of the community resistance to the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal.  It is also an opportunity to thank all you generous folks that financially supported WAC's trip to Localize This!

Mirami, Zoie and Eric will share visuals of some of the creative actions that the Backbone Campaign, Greenpeace, The Other 98%, and other groups have created.  These tactics can be highly effective in increasing visibility of issues, pushing social dialogue, build alliances, and ultimately change on a range of issues.  By using creative tactics  and humor these groups disarm and engage their audience, inviting new people to work with them because they are just fun to work with.
The workshop will include creating strategic and meaningful direct actions, types of direct actions, desired outcomes of direct actions actions, and the anatomy of an action (types of roles and affinity groups).  All of this material will be presented in the context of an upcoming action, a fantastic way to apply the ideas that will be shared!

There is a wealth of knowledge and experience in all types of activism in Whatcom County, and we aim to incite discussion among participants through the presentation material, drawing on the wisdom in the room for a mutually enriching and empowering experience.  

We hope to see you there!

For more information respond to this email or call Eric Jensen at (360) 595-4045.

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