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(NVDA) training: Non Violent Direct Action

  • De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill (map)

Extinction Rebellion is a peaceful movement addressing the climate crisis through non violent direct action (NVDA).

There's only 30 places - book soon. Free

This free training will cover the practice of non-violent techniques: showing you how to de-escalate tense situations, how to interact with the police, what to do if you get arrested and much more.

We will also help you create affinity groups: groups of 8-12 people who work together to support each other on the day of the action.

The training takes 3 hours, so please be sure to eat beforehand and feel free to bring vegan snacks to share.

Life as we know it is falling apart. Extreme weather events and mass species extinction cover the globe. The government has failed to implement radical change and environmental organisations have failed to take sufficient action.

It's time to rebel.

Join the Extinction Rebellion for our introduction to non-violent direct action, both theory and practice. In this workshop you will learn about the UK legal system, how to chat to police/public during actions, aspects of burnout and regenerative culture, and quick decision-making, as well as going through action essentials and practice of non-violent techniques.

You may also form your own affinity groups with whom you may carry out these actions in the run-up to the international rebellion - it is a good idea to have an idea of who you’d like to team up with, and your level of involvement, before coming to the workshop.

Entry is free, but please bring along a donation, if you can, for venue hire costs and travel expenses of trainers.

"Tell the truth and act as if the truth is real"

Earlier Event: September 8
Die La Warr - Letter to the earth
Later Event: September 11
Public Meeting - Rebel Evening Gathering