“The non-violent direct action training prepared me very well for risking arrest at Wells Fargo Bank.
Knowing the various roles that people would perform to support the action helped give
me the courage to do so.”—Barbara Lewy
Overview: With over 2200 Pledge of Resistance signers, and 1600 people pledged to risk arrest, we have a large base to keep energized, engaged and educated. Many fossil fuel threats are potentially coming online in the next year, so the coming months are an ideal time to give back to those who have pledged—with trainings and social events aimed at increasing the confidence and capacity of pledge signers.
If you haven’t already, sign the pledge here!
UPCOMING TRAININGS: All are at our office, 1919 E. Prospect, unless otherwise noted!
Jail + Legal support
April 25, 7-9 p.m.
1919 E Prospect, 2nd floor
If there is even a small possibility of arrest for your action, it’s important to have a legal and jail support ready. Legal and jail support includes providing know your rights trainings before an action, inviting legal observers to the event, communicating with lawyers and providing assistance in finding lawyers, gathering personal info before the action, tracking activists who are jailed, and supporting those who are jailed when they are released and throughout any legal proceedings. If you are comfortable handling sensitive information, interacting with legal and justice systems, and able to provide reliable and confidential support, come to this training! Facebook event here.
May 5, 12-4 p.m.
Fremont Powerhouse, outside
Beautiful visuals and bold slogans often communicate the purpose and spirit of our action more than anything else. From sunflowers on the railroad tracks to inflatable orcas in front of a fracked gas facility, crafting and deploying powerful art is an essential piece to any action. Learn how to envision, plan and deploy art in your actions. Facebook event here.
May 6, 10-5 p.m. (break for lunch around noon)
Alki Kayak Rentals, 1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
Take to the water to protect the water! Join the growing movement of on-water fossil fuel resistance in the Salish Sea! Whether you’ve never been in a kayak before or you’re an experienced paddler looking to hone your skills for a good cause, there’s room in this training for you. Experienced trainers from the Mosquito Fleet will take participants through a crash course on kayaktivism, workshopping a variety of skills, from basic fundamentals to rafting, banner deployments and rescue techniques. Have fun and skill-up for upcoming actions!
Kayaks and gear will be available for those who do not have their own. Spots are limited due to logistical constraints.
Also coming in May and June:
How to form an Affinity Group and Street Medic training!
Check back here for times and dates.
Have questions about the training series or interested in supporting one of these trainings in your community? Contact Morgan.