On March 4 and 5, Bushel and the Working Group on Safety and Sanctuary are co-hosting a weekend of trainings for community readiness and strategic dissent. Trainings are open to the public and free of charge, though we suggest a $5-$10 donation to cover costs.
You may reserve your space online for each workshop individually on this page.
Safety Training Workshop
Saturday, March 4, 12-2PM
The safety training workshop will include an introduction to self-defense, guidance on how to respond to attacks whether you’re a victim or a bystander, role-playing, and practice with assertiveness and de-escalation. Led by Sarah Creider from the Center for Anti-Violence Education. [Register online]
Sunday, March 5, 1-2PM
Come meet other workshop participants over bagels and coffee.
Legal Observation Workshop
Sunday, March 5, 2-3PM
The legal observation workshop is designed for those who want to know their legal rights when protesting. It will cover what law enforcement activities to look for when monitoring a protest, and how to safely document and photograph observations. Led by Samantha Howell, President of the Albany Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and a board member with the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Capital Region Chapter. [Register online]
Roundtable on community organizing
Sunday, March 5, 3:30-4PM
The facilitators from the two scheduled workshops will lead a brief roundtable discussion on key points of community organizing around social justice issues, directed toward our region’s resources and needs.
Immigrant Rights Workshop
Sunday, March 5, 4-5PM
This workshop informs New York State residents of Federal and state laws protecting immigrants, documented or not. Led by Kelly Anderson, a board member with the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Capital Region Chapter. [Register online]