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Stop Adani: Real direct action on climate: NVDA training

  • Friends of the Earth Food Co-op & Cafe 312 Smith Street Collingwood, VIC, 3066 Australia (map)

There is a huge momentum in the climate movement for broad scale nonviolent resistance to stop fossil fuels. Stop Adani groups are popping up all over the country, and a growing number of everyday folk stepping up to participate in civil disobedience in recent years.

930-430pm SATURDAY 27th May (Rescheduled, this date is now confirmed)

From traditional owners and farmers challenging coal seam gas operations, to nuns in the offices of MP's arrested standing up for refugees, to 350 arrests and counting at the biggest coal mine protest this country has ever seen and 2000 people blockading the Newcastle coal port - people from all walks of life are participating in civil resistance like never before.

Come and find out how! This interactive training will teach you the basic theory and skills for participating in nonviolent direct action, and let you know how you can be involved in actions in support of a safe climate.

We will cover an introduction to the principles and strategic use of nonviolent direct action, inspiring case studies and practical skills for taking action in your area. You will get information on your legal rights, including covering common concerns, how to emotionally and physically prepare, and an understanding of the roles required to coordinate safe and creative actions effectively.

We will also provide information for getting involved in climate campaigns, and the movement to Stop Adani.

CounterAct Coordinator, Nicola Paris has many years of experience in participating in, and training people for direct action, and being part of many large scale civil disobedence actions on climate and social justice issues.

As part of 'paying our rent' we offer free places to aboriginal/torres strait islander people. 

We do not have childcare available but are open to your children attending with you. Get in touch with queries or if the price is a barrier. We acknowledge this event takes place on Wurundjeri land.

Vegetarian lunch will be provided, with vegan options.