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Beyond Marches & Rallies: Nonviolent Direct Action Training

  • Friends Center 1501 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)

Practice designing inventive actions, and share ideas for creative, strategic tactics. High-school aged youth are welcome!

We've designed the training to:
- learn from local groups that have used creative actions to win on their issue
- practice generating tactics that frame our story and get the media's attention
- generate positive and powerful support from like minded folks attending and those passive allies watching from the sidelines
- explore what emotional blocks keep folks from trying tactics outside of their norm

The training team is set - join Matthew Armstead, Ryan Leitner and Max Ray-Riek. They'll share stories and explore theory about how to create new, innoviative actions that get attention and move issues forward!

Younger Youth! Same time, same place: come to a training for youth in nonviolent direct action. Designed for grades 2-8, but please reach out if you have any questions about how you can participate. Contact Ingrid Lakey,

These trainings are open for all who are ready for bold and grounded action for justice.

Childcare for younger children available: please email Katie at if you will need it.
This training is March 19th, 2-6pm at Friends Center.

It is part of a series of trainings in nonviolent direct action organized by EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team), Training for Change and POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild).

Grounding For Civil Disobedience
April 2, 2-6pm
Friends Center
The struggle for justice is not a sprint. Learn more about what grounds us for the long haul, how to escalate, and how to keep your power in civil disobedience.

Later Event: March 19
Art Against Fascism