Mondays beginning October 13 at 6 pm. VARIOUS LOCATIONS
A series of workshops and educationals that aims to provide practical information and resources
MONDAY OCTOBER 13 FROM 6-9 PM. *LOCATION CHANGE* LORE KRILL BUILDING, 65 WEST CORDOVA (CORNER CAMBIE)
"Defending yourself against the law: A legal workshop"
Grassroots activists often need legal representation, especially in criminal and civil liberties matters. This is a basic legal workshop on knowing your rights particularly in the context of protests and civil disobedience when interacting with the police. This includes covering the time before, during, and after an arrest, as well as providing a basic overview of the court process and common charges faced by activists.
Peter Edelmann is a Vancouver lawyer practicing in the areas of criminal defence and immigration law. He has many years of experience working with and doing legal support for political and social activists in Quebec and British Columbia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY OCTOBER 20 AT 6-8 PM. SFU HARBOUR CENTRE (515 W. HASTINGS). ROOM 2250
"Basic research skills: Beyond Google Searches" as well as "Getting your thoughts on paper: writing, editing, and publishing". THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
A 2 in 1 workshop! This workshop will include research tips and techniques for people interested in developing basic research skills (especially finding sources) in investigating the world around them including for their activist campaigns. The second part of the workshop will provideinformation on basic writing skills – everything from writing pamphlets/ factsheets, understanding different writing styles to engage diverse audiences, how to get published in independent media, and more!
Dawn Paley is a Vancouver based journalist and Contributing Editor of the Dominion grassroots news co-operative. She has reported extensively from throughout Latin America. Jon Elmer is an independent researcher and journalist. He has been a correspondent with the Inter Press Service news agency and Flashpoints radio on KPFA. His articles have been published in Journal of Palestine Studies, The Progressive, Z Magazine, Canadian Dimension, Briarpatch and more.
MONDAY OCTOBER 27 FROM 6-9 PM. SFU HARBOUR CENTRE (515 W. HASTINGS). ROOM 2250
"Everything you wanted to know about economics but were afraid to ask" - THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
What is the difference between a debt and a deficit? Why aren't tax cuts a great economic stimulus? What's wrong with privatization? At this workshop, you'll get to ask all those questions you hear from your right-wing co-workers, friends and family (and that sometimes stump you), and find the answers.
Seth Klein is the BC Director of the Canadian Centre for PolicyAlternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social and economic justice. Seth holds a BA in international relations, a B.Ed, and an MA in political science. His research deals primarily with welfare policy, poverty, inequality and economic security.
MONDAY NOVEMER 3 FROM 6-8 PM. SFU HARBOUR CENTRE (515 W. HASTINGS) . ROOM 2250
"Protect yourself: Security Culture 101"
A workshop on understanding the basics of what security culture involves. This includes how surveillance, policing, targeting, and repression operates within resistance movements as well as strategies to protect ourselves from such measures- from communications surveillance to infiltration.
Lynn Highway is a local indigenous and prison abolition activist. She has extensive experience in analyzing, researching, and writing about police and state surveillance tactics. She has used this knowledge to develop critical trainings on how to develop greater awareness to stay one step ahead and protect ourselves and our allies.
MONDAY NOVEMER 10 FROM 6-8 PM. SFU HARBOUR CENTRE (515 W. HASTINGS), ROOM 2250
"Too nervous to speak: Tips on public speaking"
This workshop debunks the myth that some people are 'inherently' better or 'more expert' speakers than others. It is an interactive workshop that provides tips and skills on how to develop an effective presentation, building confidence to speak publically, and translating your information, experience, and emotions into a powerful talk that can be shared with others.
Dustin Rivers is a Skuxwu7mesh and 'Namgis writer, orator, and comedian. He has a flare for action and contemplative meme's. He offers indigenous polemics, and as a skilled orator has captivated the hearts and minds of audiences of all stripes.
MONDAY NOVEMER 17 FROM 6-9 PM. SFU HARBOUR CENTRE (515 W. HASTINGS). ROOM 2250
"Exploring creative expression as a form of resistance"
A multi-arts creative expression workshop to build critical skills and techniques to open the mind and body to creativity. This workshop will includes the basics of creative writing including poetry, stortytelling, and spoken word as well as provide creativity exercises and practices that can help overcome blocks in your imagination.
Hari Malagayo Alluri is a writer, poet, and spoken word artist who entered this world through activism with and the mentorship of community groups like the Kalayaan Centre, No One Is Illegal, Colouring Book Project, Asian Arts Freedom School and Students of Colour Collective. He also has extensive experience working with youth through anti-oppression,arts based empowerment and training projects such as the Surrey Urban Youth Project. storyteller: write perform revision because it might ignite, because it's hope, because it heals. "Climb by raising the ground up"