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Quotes

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Narratives

Thoughts on Collapse
Jake Hanson

This is a blog I wrote after a screening and discussion of Collapse with PeaceUp, which I thoroughly enjoyed. First of all, for those who haven't seen Collapse, it's a film about the perspective of one man, Michael Ruppert, on how peak oil and a debt-...

Telling a New Story

T E L L I N G   A   N E W   S T O R Y 

Peaceful Uprising brings a new energy, soul and spirit to expanding consciousness around climate change
and non-violent direct action through Art, Theatre, Song and Personal Narrative.

V I S U A L  A R T  

Visual art engages the energy of the soul and community in a way we can all see and share.

T H E A T E R  

Theater catches the spirit and soul of community in a way both actors and audience can experience.

  S O N G  

Song energizes the spirit and engages the soul.

  P E R S O N A L   N A R R A T I V E  

We recognize that our human stories are extremely powerful and learning how to  share them, aids us along our transformation as individuals and communities as we evolve into powerful agents of change.

Resources

The Most Amazing Online Organizing Guide Ever
Education & Training

The guide is authored by over 30 of the top online organizers from a spectrum of progressive movement groups: from 350.org, Freedom to Marry, New Organizing Institute, Avaaz, GetEqual, Greenpeace, Idle No More, Open Media, and many others.The guide is 80...

Creative Action Cookbook
Booklet or Zine

A SUMMER 2013 COOKBOOK OF CREATIVE TACTICS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE ACTION COLLECTIVELY AUTHORED DURING AN ALL-STAR ARTIST ACTION LAB AT THE BLUE MOUNTAIN CENTER IN MAY 2013.MORE RESOURCES ”Who’s Feeling the Heat? Puppet Show - script and illustrations

Banner Making Training Video
Video

Having beautiful, well thought out messages on large banners can make or break a demonstration. People observing the demonstration on site, on live media and later in captured media will look to a banner to form their opinions about a cause. If you have a...

Peaceful Uprising "mini-doc" by Daniel Dancer
Video

On February 28th in Salt Lake City, Utah, hundreds of activists took to the streets to sing, march and do sky art in a display of solidarity with Tim DeChristopher, aka “bidder 70″, whose trial for civil disobedience in defense of Utah wilderness and...

Video Collage of February 28th, 2011
Video

Many thanks to Ian Wittenber. Please consider visiting his site and sharing this video from there.  Music by Bethany Yarrow.

Growing Awareness Into Action
Website

The news of the world — its wars, injustice, and planetary destruction — is everywhere.If we are paying attention, we are subject to numbness, grief, anger, or fear that can keep us from acting on our desire to be a part of the solution.How do we deal...

The Next American Revolution
Book

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century The new book by 95-year-old philosopher/activist Grace Lee BoggsA world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling...

PeaceUp's Solidarity Songbook
Book

This is the songbook PeaceUp used at Tim DeChristopher's trial, sentencing, and a variety of other events. For free digital recordings of some of these songs, visit music.peacefuluprising.org.