[School-of-data] Fwd: Call for participants for a Beautiful Rising workshop (Amman, Jordan)

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From: Beautiful Rising <beautifulrising.org at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 7:33 PM
Subject: Call for participants for a Beautiful Rising workshop (Amman,
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experienced activists based in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia,
or Jordan.

Do you want to be part of the Beautiful Rising project? Do you want to join
an international network of great social movements and share your own
experiences with creative activism? Then join us at a 4 day workshop April
12th – 15th 2015 in Amman, Jordan.

We’re looking for *experienced activists based in Syria, Lebanon,
Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, or Jordan*. Please apply through this form
or share in your network before the deadline for application on *March 4th

We are calling for seasoned activists who ideally have:
- extensive experience with mobilising and organising communities in
creative campaigns; an interest for writing/documenting successful action
stories and tactics used (you are expected to contribute to this during the
workshop and afterwards);
- extensive knowledge of social movements in the your country and/or the
region, and the specific successes and challenges of these movements in
driving social change; experience as social movement educators, trainers,
analysts, theorists, commentators, or communications campaigners;
- an interest in helping to articulate the principles and best practices of
effective activism and organizing.

Activists with the ability to speak and write proficiently in English are
strongly preferred though translation will be available to some degree.

*The workshop*
At the workshop you can expect to be:
- Working and creative brainstorming on best practices, tactics, and
approaches used in social activism across the MENA region;
- Participating in writing sessions transforming specific stories into
cases useful in other countries; Receiving some optional/additional
training in strategic planning, networking, creative action planning;
- Networking with activists from six countries across the MENA region.

*You’re in charge*
By attending the workshop and joining this innovative network, participants
will gain a deeper understanding of tactics, principles, and theories of
activism through co-developing online modules for the Beautiful Rising
project and toolkit.

As such the workshop is not your ordinary training but a space where
activists from diverse backgrounds can work together to identify,
articulate, and disseminate better practices. It is a chance for
participants to run the show – to create content that will be useful for
social movements locally, regionally, and globally.

*Beautiful Rising - a new and innovative project*
The Beautiful Rising project seeks to form new kinds of partnerships with
organizations, social movements and activist groups with the aim of
creating a web-based knowledge platform on creative activism. This project
seeks to strengthen the partners’ capacity and creativity in campaigning,
public mobilization, advocacy and non-violent activism in the MENA region
and 4 countries in Asia and Africa.

The project is co-founded by ActionAid Denmark and Beautiful Trouble. You
can learn more about the project and the partners here

*Costs covered*
Accommodation, food and refreshments during the days of the workshop are
covered for all participants and those travelling from outside of Jordan
will have their travel expenses covered.

Thank you for your interest.

Your sincerely, on behalf of the Beautiful Rising team
Theis Dencker
ActionAid Denmark, tsd at ms.dk

P.S. If you're ready to apply, the application form is here:

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