San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Have you noticed the growing movement of everyday folk stepping up to participate in civil disobedience over the last few years?
From traditional owners and farmers challenging coal seam gas operations, to nuns in the offices of MP's arrested standing up for refugees, to 350 arrests and counting at the biggest coal mine protest this country has ever seen - people from all walks of life are participating in civil disobedience like never before.
Come and find out how! This interactive full day training will teach you the basic theory and skills for creating a successful nonviolent direct action.
We 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, including covering common concerns, an overview of how to plan peaceful actions, emotionally and physically prepare and an understanding of the roles required to coordinate fun and creative actions effectively.
CounterAct Coordinator, Nicola Paris will be co-facilitating with a collective of new trainers as we look to build capacity in the movement.
This training is subsidised by organisational funding. We simply ask for $25 donation towards costs, which covers venue, vegetarian lunch and snacks. As part of 'paying our rent' we offer two free places to aboriginal/torres strait islander people. Contact us if money is a barrier.
We do not have childcare available but are open to your children attending with you. Get in touch with queries. We acknowledge this event takes place on aboriginal land.
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CounterAct was launched to build capacity in communities taking effective, creative, strategic action on issues of environmental and social justice.
Coordinator and trainer, Nicola Paris has fifteen years’ experience in community campaigning and has had wide knowledge on participating in, and training for direct action across the country. She supported the successful campaign against the Kimberley gas hub, has trained and supported at climate camps on the east coast, helped coordinate "Switch Off Hazelwood'', supported major convergences at the Maules Creek coal mine in NSW, and has run workshops for the Wilderness Society, Quit Coal, Lock the Gate, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, 350, No Macca's in Tecoma, the East West tunnel picket and refugee rights campaigns.