XR NVDA training

Aug. 17, 2019, 11 a.m.

First Church Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street

Learn how to take part in XR actions at this NVDA training series! You will be empowered 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 friends who you would like to form an affinity group with, or make one with fellow rebels that you meet while you're here!

We recommend that you attend an XR orientation meeting before you attend our NVDA training. You can find the next orientation on our calendar.

Event logistics

Time: Saturday August 17, 11am-5pm. Please arrive at 10:50am to give yourself time to settle before the training begins, and please plan to stay the entire time.

Location: First Church Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street

Find travel info 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 -- no disposable plastic water bottles please!

  • this training is free. If you would like to and can bring a contribution, we will collect cash donations to help us cover the costs of space rental.

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

This training session will provide engagement on non-violence and the dynamics of civil disobedience, offer scenarios and practical information for taking collective action, and look at movement messages that convey powerful impact. Time to connect, get energized, and deepen readiness for being and acting together.

Contact mcusi@pm.me with questions.

Accessibility

The building is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know any accessibility concerns you have by emailing mcusi@pm.me. 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.

We are looking into setting up childcare for the day but it has not been confirmed yet -- please notify us if this would be helpful for you.