On-line Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Start: 2023-03-27 19:00:00 UTC Australian Eastern Daylight Time (GMT+11:00)

End: 2023-04-03 21:00:00 UTC Australian Eastern Daylight Time (GMT+11:00)

This is a virtual event

Join Extinction Rebellion Victoria for a 2-part online workshop exploring the ins-and-outs of taking non-violent direct action for the planet, hosted by experienced NVDA trainers and activists Louise, Jane C and Ro - members of XRVic’s NVDA training team. All three are inspiring and experienced facilitators with literally decades of NVDA training behind them - Louise with the Nonviolence Network, Jane in the UK Peace Movement and Ro in the Franklin Dam resistance movement.

2023 will see more actions and higher stakes than ever. If people feel safe to take part in NVDA, greater numbers of people will become involved. You can amplify the impact of the sacrifices made by activists such as Violet CoCo and other brave rebels facing prison. Let them inspire you to action, whatever your capacity. There are vital arrestable and non-arrestable roles in every action. Now is the time to start thinking about how you can support and participate.

This highly interactive training workshop will be invaluable to Rebels old and new in preparing to take nonviolent action safely, rationally and regeneratively. It 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.

Together we will explore:

·       Forms of Power

·       Theory and effectiveness of nonviolent action

·       Radical flanks

·       Affinity groups, support and regenerative culture

·       Action roles

·       Interacting with police and the law

·       Consensus and consent-based decision making

·       Your hopes, fears, priorities and next steps

·       De-escalation

This workshop will take place over Zoom. Please register to be sent the link.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are new to XR, we strongly recommend that you attend one of our regular Heading for Extinction sessions before coming to NVDA training. These are 90-minute sessions and can be found under Events at https://ausrebellion.earth/ You can also view an online Heading for Extinction talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVjjRHarTM8

If you have any queries, or if you can no longer make it after you have booked, please contact xrtrainingvic@protonmail.com

With love and Rage

JaneC, Louise and Ro (Trainers)

XRVic Talks and Training Team