June 5-6 Portland Actions and Organizing Workshops!
Meet 10:30-11am at S.E. 39th and Ankeny
Laurelhurst Park, 11am-5pm (each day)
Self-serve lunch and snacks will be provided.
ACTION and ORGANIZING 101
Beyond letter writing and changing our consumer habits there is a world of grassroots organizing and resistance--from meeting bulldozers in the forests to CEOs in their boardrooms. Come learn basic skills for creating successful actions to help save the little that remains of ancient forests. Meet others that share concerns about the corporate domination of public lands. Turn your concerns into ACTION.
Topics will include: group building, know your rights, strategy, tactics, nonviolence, consensus, media, outreach, anti-oppression & the environmental movement, the Northwest Forest Plan, Mt. Hood timber sales, First Aid and more with an emphasis on putting these skills directly to use here in Portland to defend Mt. Hood and to call attention to the Forest Service and the timber industry's wanton destruction of National Forests. That being said, many of these workshops would be useful to a variety of groups and situations and we welcome all levels of experience.
Longstanding action oriented groups like the Cascadia Forest Alliance (see http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/10/273657.shtml) and others are no longer active in Portland - please come and join others interested in revitalizing Portland's tradition of active, radical, grassroots resistance!
Basic Schedule (same on Saturday and Sunday):
10:30am - 11:00am meet and gather at NE corner of the park
11:00am - 2:30pm Indepth workshop session
2:30pm - 3:30pm Fun, games, low-key optional workshop
3:30pm - 5:00 pm Breakout/focused workshop session
We'd LoVE help with publicity and outreach - contact information is below!
For more information on these workshops and to learn more about our region wide collaboration of environmental resistance as well as the latest info on forest defense events, campaigns, and news from across Cascadia contact:
Cascadia RiSiNG! EcoDefense
We look forward to seeing you soon!