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Introduction to Protests, Creative Resistance and Direct Action (with mandy hiscocks)
July 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This interactive workshop will cover the many diverse forms activism and organizing can take. We will look at a wide range of political situations and protest scenarios, and discuss some of the reasons movements have employed different strategies and tactics at different times.
People will be asked to think about their comfort level with various kinds of actions, how we can prepare for them, and what we need to consider before going ahead. We’ll discuss at what point in a campaign different tactics are more likely to be necessary and successful, as well as the personal and political consequences they can have.
The workshop will be presented in the context of social movement history and the ongoing history of social change and political resistance. There are so many ways to get involved! The hope is that this workshop will inspire you to find the tactics and strategies that work for you.
mandy hiscocks is an activist and organizer from Guelph. She has been involved in various forms of dissent for the past 20 years – from mass protests to classic non-violent civil disobedience actions to the anti-globalization movement, to blockades, squats, occupations and defence tactics against police violence. She believes that there is a comfortable place for everyone in the movement for social and environmental justice, and that it’s important for people to have a range of tactics at their disposal.
Wednesday July 30 Location TBA