XR Non-Violent Direct Action training

Saturday, Aug 20

Location: Calvary United Methodist Church Arlington, MA

Run Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm (we may end early).

Learn how to take part in XR actions at this non-violent direct action training! This training is for people who are interested in potentially doing civil disobedience as well as people who want to play support roles for our actions.

You will learn how to engage in non-violent civil disobedience. We will cover some theory behind direct actions, discuss the logistics of arrest and potential legal implications, and talk about the many different roles (beyond risking arrest) that are crucial to successful actions. You will get to talk to a few people who have gone through the arrest process and ask questions you might have.

We recommend that you attend an 'Heading for Extinction' talk and an XR orientation before you attend our NVDA training. You can find these events on our calendar. We recommend these because understanding the climate science and more about XR will help you figure out how you'd like to be involved.

If you cannot attend these events, you are still welcome to attend the training. Instead of the in-person events, you may want to watch a version of the Heading for Extinction talk online (e.g. here).

There is on street parking around the church if you are coming via car. The church is ~25 minute walk from Alewife Station or a short ride via the MBTA 350 bus. Get off at the Foster Street stop. You will see the church across the street.