Harare, Dhaka, Kampala, and Oaxaca, Beautiful Rising includes stories of the Ugandan organizers who smuggled two yellow-painted pigs into parliament to protest corruption; the Burmese students’ 360-mile long march against undemocratic and overly centralized education reforms; the Lebanese “honk at parliament” campaign against politicians who had clung to power long after their term had expired; and much more.
Juman Abujbara is a social change campaigner, human rights defender, and aspiring philosopher based in Amman, Jordan.
Andrew Boyd is co-founder of the Beautiful Trouble project, author of several books, and a long-time veteran of creative campaigns for social change.
Dave Mitchell is a writer, editor, organizer, and troublemaker who divides his time between western Canada, southern Mexico, and points in between. He serves as the editorial director of Beautiful Trouble.
Marcel Taminato is an anthropologist, political strategist, learning facilitator, and co-founder of Escola de Ativismo (School of Activism) in Brazil.
"Beautiful Rising offers insights and lessons for creative resistance, making it a crucial resource for change-makers."
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"Some of the most tactically imaginative ways people can turn the resources they have into the power they need to achieve the change they want."
—Marshall Ganz, senior lecturer in public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government