Direct Action Training for Groups - April 8

Start: April 08, 201710:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (GMT-08:00)
End: April 08, 2017 7:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (GMT-08:00)
Host Contact Info: trainings@portlandrisingtide.org

Our capacity to resist is directly correlated to our capacity to self-organize on a massive scale. Join us for a training for people who want to develop their ability to take strong collective action in committed groups of people.

ABOUT THE TRAINING

A rough agenda includes:

  • Arguements for Direct Action
  • Recruitment/Building Your Affinity Group
  • Strategic Thinking & Planning + Power Mapping
  • Legal & Jail Considerations & Support
  • Threat Assessment
  • Security Culture
  • Tech Security for Activists
  • Intro to Action Planning
  • Decision Making
  • Scouting
  • Liaisons and Action Roles
  • Tactics
  • Media & Messaging
  • Rapid Decision Making & Communications
  • De-escalation

ABOUT YOU

Please come in a group. A group does not need to be any kind of formal organization. It can be you and your friends or you and your family or your coworkers or fellow students or church group or chess club or step squad or really any assemblage of people with whom you have affinity. It also CAN be you and people from your formal organization if you happen to belong to one. We ask that groups be made up of at least 3 people, and encourage much larger groups to attend as well. If your group doesn't already have a name, now's your chance to thing of something awesome to call yourselves.

We also ask that regardless of the size of your group, *at least* 3 people from your group attend the training. There will be a lot of different information given and you might have to split up at points to absorb it all.

We will share the location with groups who RSVP.