Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training! Feat. Lisa Fithian

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The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 Southwest 11th Avenue

Portland, OR 97201

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Join with activists from labor, racial, and climate justice in an evening of training provided by legendary activist Lisa Fithian.

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Lisa Fithian is an anti-racist organizer who has worked for justice since the 1970s. Using creative, strategic, nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience, she has won many battles and trained tens of thousands of people while participating in a range of movements and mobilizations, including Occupy Wall Street, anti-WTO and corporate globalization protests all over the world, the climate justice movement, and more.

As part of her tour to support the release of her new book, "Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance," Lisa will be offering a book talk and training to hone our strategies and tactics to impact power holders and create social disruption at increasingly larger scales. This organizing requires attention to how we build collective power that heals and liberates us from our socialization in the dominant culture of colonialism and superiority that privileges white, male, Christian and rich people.

In addition to this exploration of power and healing we will look at: power mapping of people, economic centers, and geographies to increase impact within strategic terrains, creating calendars of engagement, organizing our people, developing solidarity response networks and how artful "props" can bolster our uprisings.

One of the goals of this training is to build a foundation for an alliance of movements with thousands of people for a coordinated mass disruption nationwide that goes beyond what we have done before.

We cannot just tear it all down, without replacing systems of oppression with systems of liberation. This is our challenge. Organizing courageous, joyful and bold rebellions rooted in solidarity with a beautiful, loving insistence that another world is possible and we are creating her every day.

Let’s do this, friends!

The book will be available for purchase at the event, and you can purchase it here: https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/shut-it-down/.

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The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 Southwest 11th Avenue

Portland, OR 97201

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