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Date(s) - 11/19/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sudo Room


For all those engaging in direct action against the machine, this is a primer on civil disobedience, legal rights, first aid at protests, and digital security. Free admission, all welcome – come for the day or for a single session.

11-11:15am: Welcome – Omni Commons
Intro to the day’s agenda, space logistics, etc

11:15am-1pm: Direct Action Workshop – Krystof Lopaur
Overview of direct action tactics, security culture, and basics of civil disobedience.

1-2:30pm: Legal / Know Your Rights – Ben Rosenfeld
Encounters with cops, knowing one’s rights in the legal system, and some infosec as it relates to protests or cops.

2:30-3pm: Lunch (TBD) + Brief presentation on Radical Photojournalism

3-4:45pm: Street Medic Workshop – Michael Terry & Margaretha Haughwout
What to bring, how to play the part of a medic; and focus on a few common types of injuries: teargas; blunt injuries to the head and lacerations; stab wounds; agitation/anxiety/panic; bruises and broken bones. WIll also cover trauma and PTSD and a simple herbal first aid kit for protest situations.

4:45-6pm: Cryptoparty / Digital Security Workshop – Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) & Sudo Room
Threat modelling, mobile phone security; surveillance self-defense. Hands-on workshop will be held in Sudo Room, Omni’s hackerspace. Bring your phone and/or laptop!

The Omni Commons is located at 48th & Shattuck in North Oakland, 1/2 mile from the MacArthur BART station. The ballroom is wheelchair-accessible via a lift in the entrance hall, which also connects to a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. This is the first trial run of what we hope to become a series of trainings for Bay Area activists. If you’d like to get involved in future trainings, or host your own organizing meeting / workshop in the space, please send an email to organize AT omnicommons DOT org!

Further information and links to handouts can be found at https://omnicommons.org/organize

Direct Action Training