From the Arab Spring and Occupy to the climate justice movement and beyond, a new ethos of creative activism is emerging. All around the world ordinary people are trying out new tools and tactics to win victories where they live. In the shadow of austerity and ecological crisis, the urgency of this political moment demands creative approaches that will transform outrage into effective action. Four veteran creative activists — all of them contributors to the book Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution (OR Books, 2012) — will explore the intersection of art and activism in our movements today. How do we bring about economic and ecological transformation — and what’s art got to do with it? Panelists: Andrew Boyd (facilitator/chair), Janice Fine, Andy Bichlbaum, Stephen Duncombe and Nadine Bloch

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