EAT: Earth Activist Trainings

Learn to create the world you want to live in. Learn the skills to transform a piece of land, a community and the political and economic systems. Starhawk and our permaculture allies have developed a powerful 2 week training resulting in official permaculture certification.

Organizing For Power, Organizing for Change

Workshops on Organizing for Power, Organizing for Change are available. Lisa’s training notes and resources she has gathered over the years are now available in line now on this site.

Undoing Racism Austin

Undoing Racism Austin is a collective effort by a group that includes artists, lawyers, community organizers, educators, and neighborhood activists. We are committed to Austin’s strong and equitable future by eliminating the very real and painful racial inequities in our City and in people’s lives.

Undoing White Supremacy Austin

Undoing White Supremacy Austin is a group of people of European descent, whose varying ethnic histories have been forged into one common “white” identity to perpetuate racism, seeking to undo racism in many ways, including educating ourselves on racial oppression, mobilizing other people of European descent to dismantle white supremacy, and supporting social justice organizing led by people of color communities, including indigenous people.

We Will Not Be Silent

… is an artist/activist collective that has been in existence since 2006. Through the creative use of language embodied on shirts and emboldened on signs held up in public spaces, we respond to current social justice issues, encouraging creative, direct public-actions where many people can participate.

Education for Occupation

A new resource website for the Occupy Movement, compiled by Lisa Fithian.

Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution

This new book is a collection of modules on tactics, theory, and case studies for creating social change.  Check out contributions from Lisa Fithian, including Anti-Oppression and  Justice for Janitors (DC). Check out to find out more.

Ongoing Work

Living River Cluster

The Cluster is a community of individuals and affinity groups who bring an earth-based spirituality to global justice and peace actions. With courage and friendship, our community strives to create a better world. We practice the art of changing global consciousness by incorporating music, drums, ritual, myth, humor and magic into our actions.

Occupation Training

Act trainers have been organizing trainings in many cities including New York, Washington DC, Austin, TX, San Francisco, Los Angeles,  We have been mentoring organizers and trainers in many other cities including Oakland, Albuquerque, Baltimore, Philly, and Chicago!  We are working in collaboration with many other trainers networks and organizations to build best practices, provide trainer support and gather common training materials and resources to support the growing occupy movement.

Past Projects

RANT: Root Activist Network of Trainers

The Root Activist Network of Trainer is a movement-support collective providing strategic direct action planning, campaign development, and preparations for groups and mobilizations seeking to dismantle unjust systems and institutions while building power for global justice movements. Our expertise is in supporting directly democratic, horizontal organizations. We work using a model of empowered learning that holds a deep respect for the experience and knowledge of all participants.

RUST – Radical Urban Sustainability Trainings

Juniper is a core trainer for this three-day workshop initiated out of the Rhizome Collective in Austin, TX looking at how we can survive in urban centers off the grid.   Trainings take place in Austin, TX and Albany, NY usually in the spring.

Skills for a New Millennium Bus Tour

A project growing out of the EAT trainings offers a model and hands on experience for living in a sustainable ways.  Our friends Delyla, Stan and Megan have transformed their home to a learning machine on wheels.  They might be coming to a community near you!

Think Outside the Bomb

TOTB is  the largest youth led network in the country working on ending the cycle of nuclear violence.   ACT has provided trainings at the 5th Annual Conference and the February 2010 Training for Trainers (40 youth participants).  We are continuing to support and mentor this network in their Disarmament Summer campaign which is an anti-racist public education and action effort aimed at stopping the proposed expansion of the nuclear weapons complex and the renewal of uranium mining while working to clean up the environment and win health care justice for those impacted by the nuclear and mining industries.

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