Greenpeace, Oregon Peace Institute, 350PDX and Portland Peace Team offer a FREE 1-day training on the best practices of nonviolent direct action. Included content: the history and philosophy of nonviolence, centering exercises to help de-escalate a situation, an introduction to how Greenpeace employs nonviolent direct action, and a focus on developing peacekeeping skills.
This training is part of the People’s Climate Movement (PCM)— happening on the 100th day of the Trump Administration—where people will be in the streets of Portland, D.C, and around the country to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.
A light lunch, refreshments, and snacks are provided.
We are limiting the number of participants to ensure a safer and inclusive space for all types of learning styles. To RSVP, you must REGISTER: http://bit.ly/2mUi2In
WHAT: Nonviolent Direct Action Training
WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (lots of breaks included!)
WHERE: Musicians’ Union Local 99 325 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
WHO: Volunteers, supporters, activists, first timers, family, and friends
- Deepen de-escalation skills that can be applied in multiple situations
- Deepen understanding of nonviolence/ violence
- Develop a myriad of de-escalation skills necessary for peacemaking while deepening understanding how it is used in critical movement moments
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about/
Portland Peace Team is an independent nonpartisan group that provides:A trained nonviolent presence.Where possible, de-escalation of destructive conflict. Training and education in nonviolence and de-escalation skills for individuals and groups.
350PDX is building a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act. With one foot in politics and one foot in streets, 350PDX is using a diversity of tactics to keep fossil fuels in the ground and carbon pollution out of atmosphere.