Take to the Streets Learning Series (September 2020)
Learn how to protest effectively and safely, or how to support others who are protesting, with this series of online training sessions (past trainings can be viewed on our Videos page):
Tuesday, September 15th, 4-6 PM: Staying Safe and Healthy at Protests with 350.org (**Register for the Zoom call**)
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. This training is part of a 4-part training series hosted by 350.org (read more on Facebook).
Wednesday, September 16th, 6-7:30 PM: Know Your Rights with the National Lawyers Guild (**Register for the Zoom call**)
Learn how to protect your federally-granted constitutional rights during encounters with law enforcement officers (read more on Facebook).
Tuesday, September 22nd, 6-8 PM: Intro to Security Culture (**Register for the Zoom call**)
As activists we are often the focus of unwanted information gathering attempts by the state, and others. Through surveillance, doxxing, trumped up charges, grand juries, and much more; this information is used to harass, intimidate and suppress individuals and movements (read more on Facebook).
Saturday, September 26th, 11- 1:30 PM: De-Escalation and Peacekeeping at Protests (**Register for the Zoom call**)
Learn emotional grounding techniques, skills to defuse and de-escalate potentially volatile situations, how to work together as a team of peacekeepers, situational awareness, and
additional roles that can help create a successful action (read more on Facebook).
Wednesday, September 30th, 7- 9 PM: Demystifying Jail and Legal Support (**Register for the Zoom call**)
During this challenging time, we face the pandemics of Covid-19 and racism, as well as climate crisis and potential election chaos. As organizers and activists, we know now is the time to be in the streets if you can, or to be supportive from home. There is always a possibility of being arrested, and it’s important to understand your rights and have a legal and jail support plan. We will share some basic information about the process of arrest as well as how to support those who may be arrested. We will highlight things to think about before, during, and after actions. It’s not rocket science, but it is important to be prepared so that you can stay safe and strong (read more on Facebook).
Racial Justice is Climate Justice Learning Series (Sept/Oct 2020)
- Thursday, September 17th, 6 PM: Defund Police with Nikkita Oliver, Jerrell Davis and Oloth Insyxiengmay (Decriminalize Seattle)
- Thursday, September 24th, 6 PM: Affordable Housing with Maya Garfinkel (Be: Seattle)
- Thursday, October 1st, 6 PM: Environmental Justice (featuring speakers from Tacoma LNG Resistance)
Additional Trainings Offered by 350.org (Sept-Nov 2020)
(Click here to register for any/all of the below)
Saturday, September 26th, 11AM – 1 PM PST: Remote Organizing & Volunteer Engagement 101
Learn how to maximize remote organizing and engagement of new volunteers now and following the election with a focus on remote organizing & engagement.
Trainer: Amy Gray, 350 Colorado
Saturday, October 10th, 11AM – 1 PM PST: Digital Organizing 101
Learn digital organizing basics, best practices, and get tips for ramping up your digital organizing game in preparation for the post-election influx.
Trainer: Sam Payne, 350 Massachusetts
November 21st or 22nd (TBD): Grassroots / Year End Fundraising
Learn how to plan your group’s end-of-year fundraising campaign.
Trainer: Sonia Silbert, 350 VT