Peaceful (Non Violent) Direct Action Workshop

Saturday, 13th July 2013 at 11:30am - 4pm

Location: Stokers Siding

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Event: NVDA workshop, Stokers Siding

Peaceful (Non Violent) Direct Action workshop 13th July 2013 at Stokers Siding.

Everyone in the Northern Rivers concerned with protecting our region from greedy exploitation will benefit from the training session being offered by Northern Rivers Guardians on 13th July. Yes, that does conflict with the end of direct action at Tara which features some celebrity supporters, but enough people will be unable to make the trip to Queensland’s Western Downs who can come to this more local event. Daniele and I will go to Tara, but will return in time for the Saturday workshop.

Why is this so important? We have noticed that our actions have been most effective (and peaceful) when at least some of the participants have done the training. When police know that protectors will be non-violent they have no reason/ excuse to be heavy handed with the public. We have been able to maintain our strategy of peaceful actions to raise awareness of the issues and this increases our media profile in a good way and puts pressure on the politicians to do the right thing. We are winning this and want to keep up the good work. The struggle isn’t over !

Issues change and so do techniques. Each action has unique features and the political/ legal situation is constantly changing, so even those of us who have done NVDA training in the past will benefit from this workshop. Also we will take this chance to socialise with some of the world’s best people: we will learn from each other. Our movement is not only serious and useful it is also creative and fun. Learn how to be safe while also being effective.  Additional incentive : skills you learn will be useful in all aspects of your life.
Come at 11:30 to catch up with friends over a meal at Stokers Siding Hall (near Uki) before the training starts about 12:30.

Maria and Rainer have worked hard to find a date which suits our fantastic presenters Simon Clough and Aidan Ricketts. These opportunities are rare and we ask for people to book early. Aidan Ricketts is with the Law faculty at Southern Cross Uni and author of The Activist’s Handbook (www.aidanricketts.com. ) Simon Clough, who chairs regional meetings of the Lock The Gate Alliance is a Lismore Shire Councillor and Deputy Mayor.

Booking essential, numbers limited, only $10/ $5 Concession. You can book via:

NRG website: www.northernriversguardians.org and at these shops: Lizard Lounge (Uki), Fresh Wholefoods (Murwillumbah), Happy High Herbs (Nimbin)

Enquiries  please contact:

Sharon Boyd Ph: 02 66793209, Mob. 0412 192033

Barb Tyler  Mob. 0478 229900

Come at 11:30 to catch up with friends over a meal at Stokers Siding Hall (near Uki) before the training starts about 12:30. (workshop will finish around 4pm)

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