Learn how to take part in Extinction Rebellion actions at this non-violent direct action training series. You will be empowered to engage in non-violent civil disobedience and have the opportunity to form an affinity group, which is your creative team and support system for XR actions.
You must sign up at https://xrmass.org/action/may-nvda-training-sessions/. Space is limited.
Please note that the two May trainings are usually given in a single session, but due to time constraints we are splitting the training up across two days. You'll learn a lot coming to both but you are still welcome to come if you can only make one.
May 19 4-9pm (MIT, Room 09-255)
May 20 6-10pm (MIT, Room 09-451)
The June training is meant to be a follow-up to the May sessions, and also provide just-in-time training for XR actions planned for early June. A lawyer from the NLG will provide information on the legal aspects of civil disobedience.
June 6 6-10pm (location TBA)
Bring friends who you would like to form an affinity group with, or make one with fellow rebels that you meet while you're here!
If we remember those times and places--and there are so many--where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory. -- Howard Zinn
Preparation for Civil Disobedience.
Honoring the movements we stand on.
Building community for action.
These training sessions will provide engagement on non-violence and the dynamics of civil disobedience, offer scenarios and practical information for taking collective action, and look at movement messages that convey powerful impact. Time to connect, get energized, and deepen readiness for being and acting together.
Trainer Cathy Hoffman has been involved in activism over many decades - most recently with the two-year-long fight to stop the West Roxbury Pipeline and civil disobedience actions for the local Poor Peoples Campaign.
This event is free. We will be accepting donations.