In this Tedx talk, Dave Oswold Mitchell describes how he and others developed Beautiful Trouble. What is the grammar of social change, they asked. What are the basic units of change? Tactics were the verbs of the language (like a sit-in or flash-mob). Then principles, theories and case studies.
“Activism is about problem solving. It’s about recognizing something that’s messed up and working together with other people to fix it.” Dave Oswold “Language also solves problems. It gives us the tools to combine known concepts in new ways. To say and do things we didn’t know were possible before.” With this in mind, Oswold and collaborators have distilled activism into a collection of teachable ingredients.
Here’s the link to Beautiful Trouble’s site.