Public Protest/Upstander *Free Training*
Have you ever given thought to how *best* to prepare for taking part in public protest? Wondered what you could possibly do to help someone being harassed? Ever considered taking part in an act of civil disobedience?
Knowledge = Power. Come to find answers to these questions and more at our FREE two-part workshop on how to become a (better) social activist.
Date: Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Time: Part 1: 10 am–12 noon = Upstander Training
Part 2: 12:00 pm–2 pm = Protest and Civil Disobedience Training
Working Lunch (Bring your own lunch & snack to share!)
Place: Central Unitarian Church 156 Forest Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey 07652. Parking is available on site; please consider carpooling to save space and Go Green!
Register: Registration required – Please indicate which training(s) you will be attending. Space is limited to 60 participants per training so register now!
A two part training–come to both or choose the one that fits you best! (You will indicate your choices on registration)
Part 1 10-12: How to go from being a “bystander” to an UPSTANDER!
What do you do if you see hate-based harassment? Learn to better predict incidents *before* they happen; how to align with potential targets; de-escalation; safe escape, and much more.
Part 2: 12-2 (Working Lunch, see details above) Veteran activists and newly involved neighbors are invited to participate in an interactive training on how to be an effective and safe person of conscience in today’s political environment. Topics include: Safety, safety, safety!; Rules of engagement; Finding the types of actions that are right for you; All the what-ifs; and yes, How to get arrested. (Also, how NOT to get arrested!)
Hosted by UU FaithAction NJ, Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, Hudson Civic Action and American Friends Service Committee. Facilitated by Elena Waldman of Artemis Defense (www.artemisdefense.org) . Free will donations taken at the event.