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Non-Violent Direct Action Training with Tracye Redd

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis 333 Dubois Rd, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 (map)

Nonviolent Direct Action Training is an introduction to direct action/ civil disobedience, which includes various types of protests such as marches, blockades, and sit-ins. Tracye Redd will discuss what direct action is, why we use direct action as opposed to other methods, what tools we may use, and what political moment we are in, as well as what to expect from the police, and how to be flexible in the various situations we may find ourselves in.

In these challenging times, it is important to be aligned with others we join to stand in opposition to systemic racism at protests, marches and civil disobedience events. This training is in support of SURJ's Value of Accountability.

Tracye Redd is the 2017 recipient of "The Better World is Possible" Activist Award from the Washington Peace Center. He's a DC-based activist and organizer who has participated in direct actions and civil disobedience around DC, Baltimore, and Charlotte, NC. He's part of Black Lives Matter DC and Keep DC 4 Me and has been on panels discussing alternatives to calling the police, redefining black masculinity, and the movement for black lives. Tracye trains direct action/ civil disobedience in the greater DC area for groups such as Showing Up for Racial Justice chapters.

This training is sponsored by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Our mission is to show up to accomplish change in ourselves, the community, and its leadership through education, communication, and action for racial justice. ALL are welcome.

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