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Retreat: PreJ20 Preparation

Sun, January 15 '17


You are invited to be part of a day of trainings and lightning talks. At this retreat, we will practice community building by learning and refreshing our knowledge of practical skills in anticipation of the inauguration (#J20) in Washington, D.C.

Upon registration, you will be assigned to a small group with a particular schedule of workshops. This way, each participant will have the chance to attend every workshop.

We will have breakfast and lunch together as a large group to build community amongst folks going to D.C. We will end the day with a large group training on D.C.-specific logistics.

The Peace Poets will kick off the day to get us on our feet and using our voices.

Trained martial artists from the Base will lead a Self Defense workshop with the whole group after lunch, to keep energy up and keep our bodies limber.

Suggested Donation: $30 (includes breakfast and lunch)

You do not need to pay if you cannot but you must register on this EventBrite page to attend: (soon)

Proceeds will go toward transportation to DC, especially for those most severely impacted by Trump's policies particularly immigrant organizers/women/POC.

No racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, islamopobic, xenophobic bullshit will be tolerated in this space, and engaging in such behavior will result in removal.


11am: Breakfast: vegan and nonvegan options provided Followed by performance by the Peace Poets

12pm Breakout into small groups for Workshops and Lightening Talks

2:30pm Lunch: vegan and nonvegan options provided Followed by Street Self Defense Class by member of The Base

3:30pm Breakout into small groups for Workshops and Lightening Talks

6pm Closing: DC Specific Logistics

Afterparty! Location TBD

Workshops: Know Your Rights: Police Interactions Know Your Rights: Immigration/Prior-Conviction/concerns with police Direct Action Tactical Basics CopWatch Mental Health Support Medic 101

Lightening Talks: Know Your Rights: Post-Detention Jail Support Media Interactions Digital Security Arts Activism/Street Theater