Anti-Fracking Non-Violent Direct Action Workshop
Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Non-Violent Direct Action Workshop:
Anti-Fracking in NYC!
Where: The New School
The Bark Room, Ground Floor (Follow the Posters)
2 W 13th St
When: Saturday, April 2, 2011
11:00 am - 5:00 pm, with lunch and refreshments provided
This all-day skills training in direct action and non-violent civil disobedience will empower students as effective change-makers and opponents of the dangerous and immediate threat that hydrofracking poses to our future.
Topics will include: campaign strategy, non-violent direct action context, specific action planning, engaging and organizing communities, interacting with police, media skills training, building a buzz, and more!
Midwest Academy trained organizer Rachel Rachlin will lead the workshop, offering a pragmatic framework for our work based on years of her experience training young activists and leading successful social justice campaigns. The event will be held at The New School. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Learn strategies and tactics to plan a campaign, join forces with others, mobilize your community, and implement meaningful actions that get results. These tools and concepts apply not only to students’ immediate efforts to contribute to the broader statewide anti-fracking campaign, but to your advocacy, activism and community-organizing efforts in the future.
If you’ve felt stuck on the sidelines, watching the crisis unfold without a way to help, then now is your chance to get empowered, make a difference and take responsibility for our collective future!
New York City’s clean water supply is threatened by a method of natural gas drilling known as hydraulic fracturing. Community organizations are racing to prevent the reckless endangerment of local ecosystems and communities -- the Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland and a NYTimes series are raising public awareness, even in the face of the looming expiration date of the temporary moratorium preventing fracking in the state.
The workshop has been organized by a coalition of student and community organizations collaborating to prevent hydrofracking in NY, including: Oxfam, United For Action, the NY Action Network, and the NYU Office of Sustainability.
Inquiries: Email Ben Davalos, firstname.lastname@example.org
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