PNW Pledge of Resistance
PNW Pledge of Resistance

“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 2,200 Pledge of Resistance signers, and 1,600 people pledged to risk arrest, we have a large base to keep energized, engaged and educated. Many fossil fuel threats are potentially coming online soon 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

 

 

Staying Safe and Healthy at a Protest

September 10, 7-9pm
Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144

 

Come learn how to be mentally and physically prepared for being on the streets protesting. What to bring, what to wear and what to expect! We will talk about:

  • Physical and mental self-care before, during and after an action
  • Jail self-care
  • What to bring and what to expect at an action.
  • Chemical weapons and potential police tactics that can be harmful.
  • Spreading calm and rumor control

Suggested donation of $10 at the door but nobody turned away due to lack of funds. RSVP required—PLEASE RSVP HERE.

Jail & Legal Support Training

September 12, 7-9pm
Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

 

If there is even a small possibility of arrest for your action, it’s important to have legal and jail support ready. Learn how to provide Know your Rights trainings before an action, communicate with lawyers & provide assistance finding lawyers, gather personal information before an action, track jailed activists and support them upon release and throughout any legal proceedings. If you are comfortable handling sensitive information, interacting with legal and justice systems, and are able to provide reliable and confidential support, come to this training.

Suggested donation of $10 at the door but nobody turned away due to lack of funds. RSVP required—PLEASE RSVP HERE.

Nonviolent Direct Action Training

September 14, 1-6pm
Columbia City Church of Hope, 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118

 

Learn the basic concepts of non-violent direct action (NVDA) from experienced trainers:

  • how to plan an action
  • what roles might be needed
  • de-escalation skills
  • possible scenarios
  • types of blockades
  • role play practice

Suggested donation of $10-30 but nobody turned away due to lack of funds. RSVP required—PLEASE RSVP HERE.

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Have questions about the training series or interested in supporting one of these trainings in your community? Contact Kara.

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