Adelaide Non-Violent Direct Action Training
Thursday, 5 December 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Join us for an interactive training that will teach you the basic theory and skills for creating a succesful nonviolent direct action.
Across the country we are seeing a growing network of concerned citizens taking on large multinationals and government to defend their right to clean air, water, a safe climate and for social justice.
In the climate movement we face urgent challenges and this workshop will equip you with some new skills for organizing peaceful and creative actions in your own community.
The full day workshop will cover an introduction to the principles and strategic use of nonviolent direct action, inspiring case studies from across the world and practical skills for taking action in your area. You will get information on your legal rights, an overview of how to plan peaceful actions, emotionally and physically prepare and an overview of the roles required to coordinate effectively.
This training is being supported by Greenpeace, 350.org, Australian Youth Climate Coalition and CounterAct.
CounterAct was launched to support communities in taking effective, creative, strategic action on issues of environmental and social justice.
Coordinator and trainer, Nicola Paris has over a decade of experience in community campaigning and has had wide experience in participating in, and training for direct action. She has worked on a range of campaigns and was one of the organisers of Switch Off Hazelwood in 2009 which was one of the largest climate related civil disobedience actions in Victoria. She supported the recently successful campaign against the Kimberley gas hub and has run trainings for the Wilderness Society, Quit Coal, No Macca’s in Tecoma, Save Bastion Point and others in the last year.
When & Where
350.org Australia, Greenpeace, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Counter Act
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.