A10 Action Camp

The A10 Action Camp is over.


#A10 Free School Resistance Training


PRINCIPLES OF ENGAGEMENT

Be inclusive, and help us end all forms of bigotry

AVOID RECORDING, FILMS, TAKING PICTURES, OR SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA OF ANYONE IN THE SPACE.

HELP TO KEEP THE SPACE CLEAN AND TIDY.

LET'S KEEP A COLLECTIVE AND CONSENT OPERATING SPACE.

THIS SPACE WILL BE CENTERED ON BLACK, BROWN AND INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE OF ALL GENDER SO LISTEN AND BE AN ACCOMPLICE.

THIS SPACE IS SOLUTIONARY; SO IF YOU NOTICE A PROBLEM, HELP PRESENT A SOLUTION.

HELP KEEP THIS SPACE AN ALT-RIGHT, WHITE SUPREMACIST, FASCIST FREE SPACE.

IF YOU VIOLATE THESE AGREEMENTS YOU WILL BE ASK TO LEAVE. SO TRY HARD TO RESPECT OUR SPACE.

We encourage everyone to RSVP below. Also make sure to either leave your bag and phones behind or check them in the before coming into the the event, we will provide a place to store your stuff in once you check-in. Feel free to come to Free School even if your late. You can choose the classes you want to take, and your time of arrival just make sure to check in.

RSVP If you're looking for childcare please filing out the form below.

August 10th

3 PM - 9 PM

St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church - Washington, DC

1525 Newton St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010

For more information, questions or anything else please contact ResistanceTraining@protonmail.com.

SCHEDULE OF A10

SECTION 1: 3:30:pm-4:30pm:

PANEL: HOW TO ABOLISH WHITE SUPREMACY, AND WHY?

The panel will consist of multiple speakers who will address the question of how to abolish white supremacy and why, centering on the voices of black, brown and indigenous experience.

SECTION 2: 4:40PM-5:25PM:

DEESCALATION 101:

short training on deescalation skills for day of for non-deescalators.

PROTEST HEALTH (90 minutes)

what to wear, bring, and do to stay safe at an action. Street medics and what they do, eye flush demo, situational awareness tips.

HEALING FOR MARGINALIZATION

This workshop is for people of color who want to get a practical framework on how toxic messages from oppression get internalized and concrete tools to notice them showing up and releasing them. So they can reground in their whole self and agency. This will allow them to address everyday oppression from a more loving and just place - starting with themselves.

RESISTING ANTI-SEMITISM 101:

For JEWS AND ALLIES: Anti-semitism is a key piece of white supremacist ideology. In this workshop we'll unpack what anti-Jewish oppression is, how it relates intersectionality to other forms of oppression both historically and today, identify it as it shows up on the Right and the Left, and talk about how Jews and allies together can resist all oppression.

HOLISTIC MOVEMENT BUILDING: BUILD/BLOCK/BE:

Aaron Goggans [former member and co-creator of BLM DC] will be giving a workshop on the Build/Block/Be framework. The workshop will be about ways of connecting direct action with building alternative structures and healing work so that in addition to shutting down Nazi rallies we can “build a new world in the shell of the old.”

SECTION 3: 5:35pm-6:05PM:

Queer/Femme/Two-Spirit/Gender Non-Conforming/Trans/Womxn/Disability Resistance

In this discussion, we will facilitate a conversation about how in a predominantly white-cis-machismo environment, we can establish our own boundaries going in to high pressure resistance settings. We’ll discuss the ways we can support each other as queers, femmes, two-spirit, trans, gender non-conforming, womxn or disabled in the face of imminent violence coming from white supremacist colonial patriarchy. This teach-in is open to everyone, but primarily a space for queer, femme, two-spirit, trans, gender non-conforming, womxn and disabled voices, so if you are not any of those please take this opportunity to listen.

SECURITY FOR ACTIONS

How can we best keep comrades safe during actions? This workshop will look at the security roll, threat assessment, exit plans, and explore ways to address different common security scenarios at actions.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS:

Law for Black Lives (L4BL) presents information about the legal risks of demonstrations and civil disobedience, what your rights are during protests, and what to do if you are arrested. We will focus on the basic legal information you need when interacting with the police and other government agents.

HEALING FOR INTERNALIZED WHITENESS

This workshop is for white people who want to understand how white supremacy gets internalized by people of European descent and show up in unconscious ways. It will provide concrete tools to hold space for their anger and fear around having unintentional racist beliefs and behaviors. This will allow them to compassionately take responsibility for their internalized whiteness and choose another way in order to take anti-racism action.

ARE YOU HUNGRY? 6:05PM-6:25PM DINNER TIME.

SECTION 4: 6:25PM-7:00PM:

NONVIOLENCE DIVIDES US ALL:

This workshop will focus on the direct analysis of non-violence rhetoric and how this plays out in resistance inside and outside activist spaces. Who has the monopoly on force and its mechanism and why do we need to celebrate self-defense and other form of resistance and decolonize our own bias pertaining to mobilization, to liberation.

PROTEST HEALTH (90 minutes)

what to wear, bring, and do to stay safe at an action. Street medics and what they do, eye flush demo, situational awareness tips.

BLACK POWER, WHITE RAGE: NAVIGATING WHITE SUPREMACY IN CHOCOLATE CITY:

Black only space - a discussion based session about the experience of confronting police, alt-right, KKK, and neo nazis as black people in the trump era. This will be a place for kin to share your hopes, and fears, questions and concerns around the upcoming weekend of resistance. Kin will also hear updates from black organizers on how you can stay in community and plug into the movement.

#ABOLISHICE MORE THAN A HASHTAG

As the grassroots demand to dismantle and AbolishICE is growing, join this interactive workshop to learn how #AbolishICE is more than just a hashtag. True abolition of ICE would be just that, ending the agency, not replacing it with other ways to attack migrants. In this workshop, we’ll discuss ideas including addressing the root causes of forced displacement/migration, ending the criminalization of migration and marginalized communities, and the incarceration to deportation pipeline.

HOLISTIC SECURITY:

This skillshare will focus on some essential tools and tactics for staying safer when organizing around white supremacists. Holistic security takes into consideration threats to our digital, physical, and psychosocial well-being. We’ll do a very brief introduction to risk analysis, but most of our time will be spent covering the threats you can expect and talking about how to address them holistically. We’ll be focusing on both community and individual strategies and issues.

SECTION 5: 7:10PM-7:55PM:

UNDERSTANDING LAW ENFORCEMENT TACTICS, STRATEGIES, EQUIPMENT AND PSYCHOLOGY:

A workshop focusing on how cops operate, what gear and weapons they use, what tactics they use, how they think, and why they aren’t as powerful as they seem.

KUNG FU FOR ALL: SELF DEFENSE PUT TO ACTION:

Interested in learning self-defense? Want to learn how to block a punch and hit a fascist back? Then come and learn self-defense with other like-minded people. This class will teach you the introductory points of gung fu as well as important pointers from Tae Kwan Do and Judo. You’ll learn how to throw and take a punch. Maintain a strong stance. And importantly, how to defend yourself and others in your community. If nazis want to fight, let's fight back. Be prepared to spar and sweat.

INVESTING WHITE SUPREMACY OVERVIEW:

Overview of white supremacy today and how it is being investigated. The lesson will be about tactics, and how we should go forward with new ones. Antifa is known for gathering information on white supremacists, which is commonly referred to as boxing. We will discuss how to be efficient in boxing efforts, to make sure that the right information is getting out about the right people. Daryle Lamont Jenkins has been researching white supremacists, Nazis, and fascists since the 1980s.

RADICAL MEDIA with Lacy MacAuley

If we don’t tell our own story, others will tell it for us, and they will get it wrong. But how do we tell our story while reflecting non-hierarchical organizing models, honoring and not tokenizing the voices of marginalized communities, and respecting diversity of tactics? And how do we do all of that when mainstream media will twist our words and right-wing adversaries will dox our people? The answer is not in spin but in being fearlessly ourselves and shifting the Overton window. We’ll discuss.

SECTION 8:00PM - 9:0PM BREAKOUT HOW TO SUPPORT REACH OTHER A10