Postponed - NVDA Training (Newburyport)

This event has been postponed. Please see our calendar for future trainings.

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. All of these roles are crucial to our movement.

You will learn how to engage in non-violent civil disobedience and have the opportunity to form an affinity group, which is your creative team and support system for Extinction Rebellion actions. Bring people who you would like to form an affinity group with! You can also make one with fellow rebels that you meet while you're here.

Event logistics

Time: Saturday March 14, 12PM-5PM. Please arrive at 11:50AM so that you have time to settle before the training starts.

Location: Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St., Newburyport


We recommend that you attend an 'Heading for Extinction' talk and an XR orientation before you attend our NVDA training. There is a North Shore orientation on February 27, please sign up here.

Otherwise, 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).

What to bring

  • wear comfortable clothes

  • your own plate, cup, and cutlery to minimize waste. We will provide snacks and drinks during a short break.

  • if you have them, people who you would like to form an affinity group with. Don't worry if you can't, there will be amazing fellow rebels for you to build community with at the training!

  • This training is free. If you would like to and can bring a contribution, we will collect cash donations to cover our costs at the end of the session.

Preparation for Civil Disobedience. Honoring the movements we stand on. Building community for action.

Contact with questions.



There is a wheelchair-accessible bathroom on the first floor, and a working elevator to the second-floor meeting space.

Training content

Please let us know any accessibility concerns you have by emailing The training involves several sections, and we always let people know ahead of time in order to give people the option to participate:

  • group and partner discussion
  • some roleplays which may involve aggression and loud noise
  • exercises which involve some gentle movement

We can often structure exercises to include people of various levels of mobility, so please let us know about what might help you.

Please notify us if there are any accommodations (e.g. childcare, ASL interpreter) would allow you to participate. We would do our best to set it up for this training and if we cannot, we will definitely look ahead to a future training. Email