[act-ma] Protester health and safety training

bostonstreetmedics at riseup.net bostonstreetmedics at riseup.net
Thu Aug 28 18:41:13 PDT 2014

Major mobilizations are an important tool in political movements, a 
chance to stand together and demand the attention of those in power. 
However, convergences can also be hectic and stressful environments and 
protesters may be exposed to physical hazards such as poor weather 
conditions and militarized police crowd control tactics. In order to 
sustain our movements in the face of these obstacles, it is important to 
know how to keep yourself and other safe an healthy.

In preparation for the Peoples Climate March, the Boston Street Medics 
will hold a Protester Health and Safety training on Sunday, September 
7th from 2-4pm at the Bikes Not Bombs Hub, 284 Amory St. in the Brewery 
Complex in Jamaica Plain. The space is mobility accessible, near Stony 
Brook Station on the orange line, and there is on- and off-street 

This session will cover the basics of buddy and affinity group safety, 
weather-related illness, police/arrest safety and advocacy, special 
needs and chronic illness awareness, and post-action emotional 
self-care. The focus of this training is on injury and illness 
prevention, staying safe in the streets, and knowing what to do when you 
don't know what to do. There is no cost to attend the session, but 
please RSVP by Thursday, September 4th at http://tinyurl.com/PCMBosHS. 
Please email bostonstreetmedics at riseup.net with any questions.

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