In this training we will get a greater sense of what makes for powerful actions as white people working for racial justice, and we build more confidence planning and carrying out civil disobedience. During this training, we will use our new (or more honed!) skills and collaborate on possible future actions through SURJ Memphis.
Folks new to direct action welcome and encouraged to attend, as well as more experienced activists.
Facilitated by Andrew Willis Garcés. Garcés is a regional resource person with SURJ, and has been helping SURJ chapters pull off direct actions in Wisconsin and other states. He learned about the value of using high-risk actions working with labor, antiwar, tenant and immigrant-led movement organizations.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2884151
Lunch will be provided by SURJ.
LOCATION: Amurica is located at 410 N. Cleveland. (Thank you, Amurica, for offering your space!!)
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Access is through the front entrance ot Amurica.
PARKING: Parking is free and available in the front and rear of building.
GENDER NEUTRAL RESTROOMS: Gender neutral restrooms are available in the building.
LANGUAGE: No Spanish or ASL translation provided. All hand-outs will be sent out ahead of time.
SCENT: We cannot guarantee the space will be scent-free; please do not wear perfumes, colognes or essential oils so that chemically injured community members can attend.
FLASH: Please do not take flash photography so that folks with epilepsy and other conditions are safe and empowered.
FEE: We are asking for a $15 suggested donation to cover the costs of lunch and training supplies. You will be asked to give when you register. Please give what you can, but know that payment is not required for attendance. You can also give more than the suggested amount to help cover the costs of others.