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Militant Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training w/Rev. Sekou

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Rev. Osagyefo Sekou will be offering a training in Militant Nonviolent Civil Disobedience.
The training includes technical skills on nonviolent confrontational actions and offers a moral framing for this set of tactics (as one set among many). The goals are: to equip more people who can be quickly deployed when called upon to support the movement for Black Lives, and provide opportunity for deepening relationships in the service of base building for sustained movement work. Modules to include LEGAL, MEDICAL, and TACTICAL info for protest/demonstration situations, plus SOMATIC grounding skills for direct action.
TRAINER: Rev. Sekou trained and co-lead hundreds in militant nonviolent actions in Ferguson, was deeply involved in the counter-protests in Charlottesville, and has trained over 10,000 people worldwide. Before arriving in Seattle this week, he was in Minneapolis supporting base-building efforts there. Read more: www.revsekou.com/bio-1
COLLABORATORS: Street medics, volunteers with the National Lawyers Guild, and Somatic practitioners will help facilitate.
*Sponsors: Washington Poor Peoples Campaign, and Valley & Mountain (a South Seattle church grounded in liberation theology, which Rev Sekou regularly visits to teach and speak).
-Livestreaming available from Valley & Mountain Facebook page to watch remotely
-Presenters will be amplified with microphone and speaker
-ASL interpretation NOT available
-Seating is on the ground or on installed backless benches. A few chairs with backs will be provided; first come first serve.
-This is a fairly active training with an invitation to actively participate to build muscle memory for protest situations. Actions will include moving from standing to sitting to lying down at a fairly rapid pace, with repetition (think: light activist-themed calisthenics). All movement is opt in/opt out and you are welcome to adapt practices in a way that suits your needs.
-Lite snacks provided
-Both street parking and lot parking at NAAM available, with paved paths to training site.
-Masks required (we have extras to offer)
-Hand sanitizer will be provided
-Outdoor training with moderate distance
-All role plays and contact are opt-in/out and consent based.
-If you come with a pod, you are invited to practice formations with a crew of folks you feel comfortable touching, but there’s no presh 🙂


June 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC




Valley & Mountain