This August will be the launch of the Institute for Advanced Trouble-making, a week-long anarchist theory and action summer camp. Camp will take place from August 11th – 18th, 2017 in Worcester, MA.
Our long term goal for the I.A.T. is to create a lasting anarchist education hub in the Northeast that can train new and old organizers alike beyond the basics in anarchist theory, anti-oppression and movement building.
As Trump’s presidency has spurred a swell of activity and increased awareness of ongoing injustices, the I.A.T. aims to focus that energy to raise collective capacity to target injustice at a systemic level with effective direct action and campaign work.
We want to escalate and build skills in direct action, infrastructure building, and community organizing. We have seen the need for our movements to develop a more cohesive and strategic outlook for the days ahead- building innovative new strategies that can present a revolutionary challenge to the state, capitalism, and systemic violence.
The Institute for Advanced Trouble-making seeks to break limitations of the current action camp model and informal radical education spaces by combining a rigorous exploration of anarchist and social movement theory with concrete movement-building skills.
We plan to prioritize Worcester residents, youth, and people already doing organizing work to attend the summer camp, but also plan to invite participants from throughout the Northeast and beyond. Rather than an activism 101, our intention is to cultivate deeper understanding and praxis of anarchist organizing among people who are already doing some of that work.
We are raising funds to help pay for camp expenses like food, site improvements, and travel for facilitators. Please give generously if you can!