Ruckus Society Action Boot Camp in MN
August 20, 2010 1:28:08 PM
The Ruckus Society
Advanced Action Boot Camp for Eco-Justicehttp://ruckusarticle.php?id=669
It is no longer optional we are in that moment of crisis where the
planet is being over-taxed, over-used, and over-trashed. We have to
drastically change the way we think of cities, communities, and our
relationship to the planet, and we cannot wait for permission to do so
from those who don't grasp the coming crisis, or think it won't impact
them. We must stand up now for all people, and for the planet.Actually these self righteous wing nuts thrive on hate mongering THE people who use the earth to support life. They also feel they can build up themselves as super heroes by dragging everyone else through the mud & slime.
-Adrienne Maree Brown, Executive Director
The Ruckus Society
Ruckus is proud to announce that our 2010 Action Camp will be focused
on Ecological Justice, and will take place September 15-21 at Harmony
Park in Clarks Grove, MN!
APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH! CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!
Action Camp is Ruckus's cornerstone program - where we bring together
activists from all over who have a shared vision, and immerse them in
a week-long training community to learn nonviolent direct action
theory, strategy, planning, and hands-on tactics.
In a post-COP15 world, when it's clear that our world governments
refuse to take meaningful and effective action to avert catastrophic
climate change, Ruckus's Advanced Action Boot Camp for Eco-Justice is
a prime opportunity for us to gather to deepen our skills and hone our
strategy in order to build sustainable and just communities locally
This year, we are dedicating our Action Camp to focusing on Advanced
skills for participants who have already completed intro trainings
and/or have action experience.
What: Advanced Action Boot Camp for Eco-Justice
Where: Harmony Park, Clarks Grove, MN (about 1 hr south of Minneapolis)
When: September 15-21, 2010 (full 7 days of training; participants
should plan to arrive the evening of the 14th)
Who: Direct Action experienced activists working on ecological and
environmental justice issues. Experience and skill-levels can vary;
however, participants should have received some nonviolent direct
action training in the past, and have action experience of some kind
under their belts.
Participants will be placed in one of the following tracks:
1. Advanced Action Climbing
2. Blockades & Occupations
3. Arts & Action Communications (includes Media, Messaging, Action
Communications & Tech, Creative Resistance Arts)
And all participants will receive full-camp trainings in:
-Action Prep & Planning
-Action Strategy & Campaign Planning
We will be tent-camping outside, and have 3 gourmet meals per day
prepared by long-time camp chefs!
Our advanced action camp will focus on the intersection of economic
and environmental struggles, which we at Ruckus see as foundational to
ALL struggles for justice - meaning, we want folks to apply who are
going to use these skills in action for justice, and we will not be
turning experienced folks away if their work isn't environmentally
focused, though we will seek to align your work with an eco-justice