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.

The two May trainings are usually given in a single session, but due to time constraints we are splitting the training up. You'll learn a lot coming to both sessions but you are still welcome to come if you can only make one.

  • May 19 4-9pm (105 Mass Ave., room 09-255)
  • May 20 6-10pm (105 Mass Ave., room 09-451)

The June training is a follow-up to the May sessions, and will also provide just-in-time training for XR actions planned for early June. A lawyer from NLG Mass will provide information on the legal aspects of civil disobedience.

  • June 6 6-10pm (location TBA)

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! Please indicate what dates you can make it in the "Your role" section below.

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

These training sessions 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.

Trainer Cathy Hoffman has been involved in activism over many decades - most recently with the two-year-long fight to stop the West Roxbury Pipeline and civil disobedience actions for the local Poor Peoples Campaign.

Contact mcusi@pm.me with questions.

This event is free. There is a suggested donation of $20.

105 Massachusetts Ave. has a ramp around the left side of the steps, underneath the overhang of the building. The closest T stop is Kendall, and the #1 or Dudley bus stop right outside. You can find parking info here.


There is a ramp around the left side of the steps of 105 Massachusetts Ave., underneath the overhang of the building.

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