April 13, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Eastern Time
Civil Disobedience Training
The Global Health Justice Partnership, the YLS American Constitution Society, the Yale Law Democrats, and the LPE Working Group are co-sponsoring a civil disobedience training that will be led by Alexis Danzig and BC Craig from Rise and Resist in NYC. The training is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in SLB Room 120. Lunch will be provided.
On the five-hour training, Alexis explained: "We take CD seriously. By engaging in civil disobedience, one is putting into play one's 'liberty interest.' We want to help people to engage in successful actions against clear targets that encourage repeat engagement, if not frequent flyers. The five-hour training is the bare minimum for balancing ethical responsibility with political expedience. This training grows out of our work during the AIDS crisis with ACT UP, and is derived from two-day trainings created by organizers in the anti-war movement as well as other movements for social justice."
To learn more about the importance of non-violent civil disobedience, we recommend this article by Ady Barkan (https://www.thenation.com/article/why-you-should-engage-in-nonviolent-civil-disobedience-on-thursday/). Hope to see you there!