Direct Action Training For Everyone!
- Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
- Time: 11:00am until 6:00pm
- Location: St. Francis, 1131 Southeast Oak Street (Between 11th & 12th on Oak near Red and Black, Portland, OR
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- Want to learn how to make Civil Disobedience and Direct Action more fun, safer and more productive?
This will be a day of training in beginning to advanced direct action skills aimed at building capacity and relationships for the national day of action on F29. While the thrust of the day will be trainings, we cannot build the world we want to live in without building community. So, there will fun socializing and community time throughout the day as well.
11:30 AM – 4PM (with 1-hour lunch break)
Non-violent direct action: This workshop is *highly recommended* for activists wanting to engage in civil disobedience and direct action or those new to these tactics. It will cover history of direct action, affinity groups, action planning, conflict management and fun action role plays.
11:30 AM – 12:30PM
Media for direct action: Learn how to get media to your event, create effective press releases, talk to the media and get your message out to the public.
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Blockades: Forest defenders and climate justice activists share tools to make actions more effective and activists very difficult to remove, from blocking roads to building entrances to… let your imagination run wild.
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Lunch! (donation suggested)
2:30PM – 4PM
Strategic Action Planning: Tools to make our actions more effective and achieve our goals with less burnout. This workshop could change your life.
4PM – 5PM
Coffee Break + Affinity Group Meet-up:
5PM – 5:30PM
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): Why is ALEC the target of this day of action? Learn more about the way they control our democracy behind closed doors and how to stop them!
5:30pm – 6PM
Legal Support For Activist/Know Your Rights! Lead by lawyers supporting the Occupy movement, learn the rights you have when engaging with the police and how to support people risking arrest. People considering engaging in or supporting civil disobedience should attend this workshop.
There will be a Benefit Party at the Red and Black Cafe across the street after the training.