This training has limited space and will build off of previous trainings and workshops that take place over the full two weeks. The primary focus of this 4 day training will be to cover the basics in:
Blockades: Participants will learn essential skills for occupying space using technical tools and their own bodies with a focus on developing skills that will be useful in their broader activist communities.
- Climbing: Participants will cover basic techniques, equipment, and procedures used by seasoned action climbers. Rope access principles, mechanical devices, and other climbing methods will be introduced. The concepts shared can be adopted by all those who integrate climbing, protest, and resistance. We will practice different scenarios involving banner deployments and aerial blockades.
We will also spend a brief amount of time on Arts and Creative Resistance where participants will learn the essential skills to make and use banners, props for use in direct action, street theater, marches, protests, etc. Since our time is limited we plan to focus a little more intensely on climbing and blockades. There will be other workshops during the longer two week period that will focus more closely on Arts and Creative Resistance.
It will not be required to do climbing for those who may be afraid of heights. We intend on having days where we split up the activities so participants who do not wish to climb can spend more time learning about blockades and vice versa.
Please RSVP in order to receive the application. We will be accepting applications up until May 22nd!