On-line Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Start: Monday, August 08, 2022 7:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

Please join us for Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) Training and take to the streets in the name of Extinction Rebellion.

This is the first of two sessions.  The second is on August 15th, 7 pm to 9pm. To complete the training you need to come to both sessions.

Please ensure you push the red button to register and receive the zoom link.

This updated and comprehensive NVDA training is delivered over 4 hours, in two session,  by long term rebels who themselves undertook NVDA training in the early days of XR in Victoria..

XR has stepped up its non-violent actions and other activities since the early days of the movement and the current NVDA program reflects that shift. ‘Heading for Extinction’ talks now cover the climate emergency, and the fundamentals of XR are covered in Welcome to XR talks or in the process of rebel osmosis! This current NVDA training briefly reminds people about some of the critical fundamentals of XR, including the concepts of climate justice and non-violent civil disobedience; and, why we do what we do and why we believe it works. For potential arrestees it covers your legal rights, arrest, and what happens at the police station.

This training is an excellent primer for new rebels and is critical for rebels who haven’t been arrested but are thinking about it and for those who wish to play support roles at actions where arrests are planned. For many previously trained rebels it also serves as a refresher.

The workshop is also a great opportunity to meet other rebels, hear their XR stories and learn to work together to build community.

We cover:

· Our Core Strategy: What do we want and how will we get it?

· Non-Violent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience definitions.

· NVDA in an XR context: What does it look like?

· Action skills and planning an action.

- Just Stop It! campaign briefing

· Victorian police tactics and possible counter tactics.

· What happens if you are arrested? Know your rights.

· Getting started: What’s next for you?

PLEASE NOTE: If you are new, we strongly recommend that you attend one of the regular Heading for Extinction sessions before coming to NVDA training. These are 90-minute sessions and can be found on the events page of the website https://ausrebellion.earth/events/

You can also view an online Heading for Extinction talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVjjRHarTM8

Also, if possible, please attend a XR Basics workshop to understand how XR works and where you can find your place within the movement.