Public Protest/Upstander free training – Nov. 18

Sponsored by UU FaithAction NJ (formerly the UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey)

A FREE two-part workshop on how to become a (better) social activist
Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 – 2:00 pm

Time: Part 1: 10am – 12noon = Upstander Training

Part 2: 12:00pm – 2pm = Protest and Civil Disobedience Training

Working Lunch (Bring your own lunch & snack to share!)

Place: Central Unitarian Church 156 Forest Avenue

Paramus, New Jersey 07652 . Parking is available on site; please consider carpooling to save space and Go Green!

Register: Registration required – Please indicate which training(s) you will be attending. Limit 60 participants per training.

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A two part training–come to both or choose the one that fits you best! (You will indicate your choices on registration)

Part 1 10-12: How to go from being a “bystander” to an UPSTANDER!

What do you do if you see hate-based harassment? Learn to better predict incidents *before* they happen; how to align with potential targets; de-escalation; safe escape, and much more.

Part 2: 12-2 (Working Lunch, see details above) Veteran activists and newly involved neighbors are invited to participate in an interactive training on how to be an effective and safe person of conscience in today’s political environment. Topics include: Safety, safety, safety!; Rules of engagement; Finding the types of actions that are right for you; All the what-ifs; And yes, how to get arrested. (Also, how NOT to get arrested!)

Hosted by UU FaithAction NJ, the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, American Friends Service Committee, & Hudson Civic Action. Facilitated by Elena Waldman of Artemis Defense ( . Free will donations taken at the event.