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Members of the Orlando Light Brigade and Speak Up Florida joined Rivera Sun  to talk about her Florida Tour, Orlando in particular, and other issues facing the Movement of Movements.

Hosted by Dr. Beni Balak and special co-host Shaheen Alhumaydhi (Jesse Velez is studying for grad school standardized test so send some good thoughts in his direction.


Order Rivera Sun's novels, plays, and poetry here!

My Story . . . a note from Rivera Sun
“Thirty-two years is a short time on a rapidly spinning planet. My story begins at conception, along with my red-headed twin sister, and rapidly erupts into a wildly creative family that boasts five children born within three years of one another. (Two sets of twins.) We were all raised on an organic farm on the northern border of Maine …  read more.

Novels and Writings

Rivera Sun is the author of two novels and many essays, plays, and poems. Most of her essays are archived on this website. Her writings have appeared in, Popular, Dandelion, the Fayetteville Free Zone,, and many others. All of Rivera Sun’s published novels (including Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shootings Stars and The Dandelion Insurrection), as well as her  plays, and poetry can be found here.


Rivera Sun offers workshops in writing, social media skills, and making change through nonviolent actions. Please visit our upcoming workshops page to find an event near you or contact us.

Rivera Sun carrying the giant Dolores Huerta puppet in Love-In-Action's Activists, Whistleblowers, and Muckrakers procession. Puppet built by Jeanne Green and Marilyn Hoff. Photo by Dariel Garner

Changemaking Through Nonviolent Action

Rivera Sun is the cofounder of the Love-In-Action Network, a nationwide set of nonviolent study and action groups. She is also a graduate of the James Lawson Institute on Strategic Civil Resistance and has written many essays on the subject of nonviolent action. Learn more about how ordinary people can make extraordinary changes in our world! Here. 

Social Media Trainings and Service

Using collaborative social media approach, Rivera Sun and her partner, Dariel Garner, work to grow organizations’ social media outreach, allowing these groups to unite, connect, and inspire their participants and allies. In 2014, they expanded the social media outreach of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, and currently they serve Pace e Bene’s rapidly growing Campaign Nonviolence project, working with their organizers, staff, endorsing groups, and participants to develop social media skills, support and uplift the movement, and build sincere relationships through the medium of social media. For more information about our approach, or to bring these techniques to your organization, please contact us!

Occupy Radio

Rivera Sun at a reading. Moby Dickens Bookshop, Taos, NM

Rivera Sun cohost the weekly program, Occupy Radio. Founded by her cohost, David Geitgey Sierralupe (Getch), Rivera has been interviewing guests like Medea Benjamin, Jill Stein, Radley Balko, George Lakey, Michael Nagler, Thomas Linzey, Wenonah Hauter and many more since 2013. Listen to podcasts here.


Seeds of Change: 
Strategic Nonviolent Action Workshop with Rivera Sun

Rivera Sun is author of The Dandelion Insurrection, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, co-host of Occupy Radio, and co-founder of the Love-In-Action Network. She is also the social media director for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Sun is a graduate of the James Lawson Institute 2014 and her essays on social justice movements appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance.

Sponsored by the departments of Critical Media and Cultural Studies and Economics at Rollins College.
The event is free and open to the public

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Members of the Orlando Light Brigade and Speak Up Florida will be joining Rivera Sun on Rollins Radio to talk about her Florida Tour, Orlando in particular, and other issues facing the Movement of Movements.

Hosted by Dr. Beni Balak and special co-host Shaheen Alhumaydhi (Jesse Velez is studying for grad school standardized test so send some good thoughts in his direction.

WPRK91.5FM on the air in central Florida and on the internet: tunein or voscast
As always: Wednesday’s 2-4PM
Call the studio live: 407.646.2915

Come to her workshops in Orlando:

  1. Today (2/4) 7-9pm
    Dr. J B Callahan Neighborhood Community Center (101 N Parramore Ave, Orlando, FL 32801)
  2. Tomorrow (2/5) 6-8pm
    Rollins College (1000 Holt Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789)
    Cornell Social Sciences building, room 230Both are free and open to the public!

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To Change Everything, Start Everywhere! The case for complete self-determination—a guide for the furious, the curious, and the pure of heart – our year long collaboration withCrimethInc is out. Go to and download the PDF


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We’ll have the podcast ready ASAP with updated information–this is important local Central Florida movement building and we’re very excited to participate! Power to the People!

With us in the studio are representatives from Speak Up Florida, Orlando Light Brigade, and SEIU union.

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Andrea Schaumann, Jeffrey Kissinger, Shaheen Alhumaydhi, and Felix Balak


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We had 3 exciting local guests: Miguel Adams (cofounder of Speak-Up-Florida: for the Movement to End the New Jim Crow), Teresa Pugliese (secretary and executive board member of Speak Up Florida and founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at UCF), and Tommy Cullar joined us also.

We had a particularly stimulating and wild chat even by our standards and even got to stay on the air for a 3rd hour. We split the podcast in 2 parts THIS IS PART 2.


Human Rights Campaign to End the New Jim Crow.
Community Voices Speak Out and being heard to End Mass Incarceration and The War on Drugs with 1 voice. A fight against injustice! 

Speak Up Florida: