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 […]
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“A Song for our Warming Planet.” Cellist Daniel Crawford sets the Rise of Climate Change to music. The notes match the temperature of each year since 1880.
Social Change “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”— Charles Darwin Seven years ago Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in the heart of Memphis struggled with how to bring better health to the underserved. Their first thoughts were, who […]
Last summer, we shared Paul Kuttner’s review of Beautiful Trouble, a Toolbox for Revolution. Kuttner wrote that the book gathers: …a new wave of creativity in political action, from flash mobs and critical mass bike rides to viral videos and culture jamming. People across the globe are taking action in […]
Today I’m sharing this book review by fellow blogger, Paul Kuttner, from his culturalorganizing.org. Enjoy! The playing field has changed drastically for activists and organizers over the past few decades. The initially revolutionary tools of sit-ins, marches, and boycotts have become standardized and — let’s be honest — predictable. […]