Learn from Those Who Came Before Us
Our fight to save our health care - hell, our fight to save all of our civil liberties - has emotional roots in the hard fought battles and well deserved successes of ACT UP, the legendary group of grassroots activists fighting to stay alive during the AIDS crisis in the 1980's.
As long as we stick together in fighting for the same greater goal, our individual fights can take many forms - within the political system, through civil disobedience, creative resistance, and more. By learning from those who came before us we will be better prepared to continue this fight and make the changes we want to see in the world.
WATCH OR READ How to Survive a Plague, the acclaimed documentary on ACT UP. The film is available on Netflix, Hulu and Youtube.
- ATTEND OUR TRAINING WITH MEMBERS OF ACT UP
Thurs, 3/16 | 7-9pm | RSVP
Rise and Resist : Marshal Training
Civil disobedience is a time-honored, effective method of bringing fierce nonviolent pressure to bear on an unjust system. This training covers to the philosophy and techniques of nonviolence and direct action; planning effective civil disobedience; how affinity groups and consensus-based decision-making works; arrest, support and day-of protest tips.
Outside NY? You can read their Marshal tips here, and pick up invaluable information and inspiration for organizing in the film and book.
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