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Special Programs
Part of the series Beautiful Trouble

Training for Strategic, Creative Action: A Weekend with Beautiful Trouble

Friday Jan 11–Sunday Jan 13, 2019

Led by world-class trainers and troublemakers Nadine Bloch and Juman Abujbara, this workshop digs into what makes people-power effective, including core principles, tools, and theories that every activist needs. The training features a mix of hands-on group exercises, presentations, strategic brainstorming, and skill-building activities designed to empower and engage organizers.

This training will take place over two and a half days, as we dig into the history, art and science of designing effective actions and what makes people power work. This is a training for trainers, specially developed to support organizers who will take these skills back to their organizations. We’ll put the “creative” in creative action by examining a host of outside-the-box tactics from projections to prefigurative interventions. Includes our signature Beautiful Trouble presentation; time to apply a strategic methodology for creative action planning to your own current campaigns; Action Planning & Logistics tools + tricks, and the innovative “Beautiful Trouble: Card Game!”

What to Expect
Beautiful Trouble trainings are a dynamic mix of hands-on group exercises, powerful presentations, strategic brainstorms, and other skill-building activities designed to empower and engage folks to be smarter, more creative, more resourced organizers. All this based in Popular Education principles and experiential interactive exercises. Come open to working across issue areas to build the LA network of activists and broader movement.

Interested in Attending?

This three-day workshop is limited to 50 participants. Apply online to join.

Who Can Apply? Beautiful Trouble welcomes anyone actively seeking artistic, daring, imaginative, and creative ways to change the world for the better. Beautiful Trouble honors collective organizing and encourages individuals to attend with others from their community or project if appropriate.  

Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $6 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash only. 


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♿ Accessibility information

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.

Public programs advancing social justice are presented by the Ford Foundation.

Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.