The lovely organizers in Olympia, WA have invited Black Cross collective to repeat our first aid training from previous years.
If you are attending, please dress as though you were going to a demonstration or protest or direct action. That means no sandals, among other things, since we will be moving around a lot.
Please bring your friends, an open mind and a sealed water bottle with a sport (squirt) top. We'll be using these during the chemical weapons treatment part of our training. You'll probably want a snack, since we will run through lunch.
Four hours is not enough time to cover our usual eight hour course, but we will be touching on chemical weapons treatment, herbal remedies, ABCs and how to function as a street medic at protests. Questions are encouraged; we'll try to provide people with further resources for learning.
Everyone leaves our training with some new knowledge and new skills. We also try to have fun.
As stated above, we train all ages (from twelve-year-olds to seventy-five-year olds so far) and are committed to making our trainings as accessible to many groups as possible.