Nonviolent Direct Action Training
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Nonviolent Direct Action Training

This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of nonviolent direct action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care. This workshop is meant to help prepare people to participate in actions, plan their own actions or just to have a deeper understanding of direct action.

There is a suggested donation of $5-$50 for attending this workshop. But no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/90694132478161

Please contact joe@thefangcollective.org with any questions about the training or any childcare/accessibility needs.

FANG believes in empowering and supporting frontline communities to learn and develop the skills they identify as effective in their own campaigns. FANG is also carrying the #ShutDownICE Campaign which is focused on pressuring law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts to end their collaborations with ICE. You can read more about that campaign here: ShutDownICEnow.org

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Resisting I.C.E. in Bristol County
Sep
17
4:30 PM16:30

Resisting I.C.E. in Bristol County

For the past year The FANG Collective has been organizing resistance to the Bristol County Sheriff Department and calling for them to end their collaborations with ICE.

Come hear three local organizers talk about their experience resisting ICE in Bristol County and learn more about how you can join the movement to #ShutDownICE.

You can register for this event here: https://form.jotform.co/92574237557871

While many people are aware of migrant detention and inhumane treatment of undocumented people near the border, Bristol County Sheriff's Department is bringing ICE into our communities through their 287(g) and IGSA agreements. These agreements empower the Sheriff's Department to detain people on behalf of ICE, and operate an ICE detention facility in Bristol County.

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One of the speakers served 10 days in jail at the Bristol County House of Corrections for taking part in an action in solidarity with a hunger strike led by ICE detainees in the same facility, making her one of the the first anti-ICE protestors sentenced to jail time during the Trump administration.

Another of the speakers is going to trial in January 2020 for the same action, and could face even more jail time.

With Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, a close friend of Donald Trump, trying to suppress peaceful protest, now more then ever this campaign needs YOU.

We hope to see you on October 18th. You can learn more about the campaign at: ShutDownICEnow.org

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Rally Against ICE
Jun
29
10:30 AM10:30

Rally Against ICE

Join us as we Rally Against ICE in Bristol County.

For the past year, we have been resisting 287(g) agreements between ICE and Sheriff Departments across Massachusetts. These agreements allow for law enforcement to carry out the duties of ICE officers.

From blockading an ICE detention facility, to supporting prisoner hunger strikes, to confronting the Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson at his home, we have shown ICE that these agreements will not go uncontested. We have faced violence, and now jail time for the actions we have carried out for this campaign.

Holly, a member of FANG, is currently serving a 9 day sentence in Bristol County House of Corrections and three others are facing up to 30 days of jail time for their action against ICE in August 2018.

As part of our upcoming Week of Action to #ShutDownICE, we are gathering at the Bristol County House of Corrections. We must demonstrate our outrage at the injustice and violence that ICE and police have caused our communities.

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80 law enforcement agencies in 21 states have 287(g) agreements with ICE. Every year, thousands of families are separated because of these agreements.

On June 30th, all of these agreements across the country EXPIRE. Agencies will have renew these agreements to continue their participation in the program. NOW is the time to take ACTION to make sure that they are not renewed. ICE has launched the Warrant Service Officer program to expand the 287(g) program further and detain even more community members. These developments must be countered.

We are also calling on Massachusetts counties to end their Intergovernmental Service Agreements (IGSA) with ICE. Under these agreements, local agencies are paid to hold people in detention on behalf of ICE. 67% of ICE detainees are housed in facilities with IGSAs.

WE MUST STOP 287(g)s, IGSAs, and CALL FOR THE ABOLITION OF ICE

For more info, visit https://ShutDownIceNow.org/

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Nonviolent Direct Action Training

The FANG Collective (map)

This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of nonviolent direct action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care. This workshop is meant to help prepare people to participate in actions, plan their own actions or just to have a deeper understanding of direct action.

There is a suggested donation of $5-$50 for attending this workshop. But no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/90086772964166

Please contact joe@thefangcollective.org any questions about the training or for any childcare/accessibility needs.

FANG believes in empowering and supporting frontline communities to learn and develop the skills they identify as effective in their own campaigns. This has led to meaningful partnerships and collective resistance to fracked gas infrastructure along the East Coast and among other movements.

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Intro to NVDA Training - Pawtucket, RI
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to NVDA Training - Pawtucket, RI

This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of nonviolent direct action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care. This workshop is meant to help prepare people to participate in actions, plan their own actions or just to have a deeper understanding of direct action.

There is a suggested donation of $5-$50 for attending this workshop. But no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/3uc9ZD5O8zQt4YX42

Please contact sherrie@thefangcollective.org any questions about the training or for any childcare/accessibility needs.

FANG believes in empowering and supporting frontline communities to learn and develop the skills they identify as effective in their own campaigns. This has led to meaningful partnerships and collective resistance to fracked gas infrastructure along the East Coast and among other movements.

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AMOR Mental Health Provider Training Pt. 2
Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

AMOR Mental Health Provider Training Pt. 2

Are you a mental health provider or healer? Interested in assisting AMOR and learning more about structural competency in mental health provision? Come out to our mental health provider training!

THIS IS PART 2 OF A 2 PART SERIES. Mental Health Providers interested in supporting AMOR must attend both trainings.

REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/I77IG138AlYnw4522

This training's aim is to bring people together to talk about both the ways in which communities take care of themselves and each other's mental health, as well as how mental health providers are addressing issues of oppression, culture, and structural racism within their work. By the end of the training, participants will have a baseline level of competency to provide care for people using AMOR's services in a way that is safe and empowering.

This is part of an effort to bring together a group of people interested in supporting AMOR's mental health work and learning from each other to grow our own mental health practice. You do NOT have to be a licensed mental health provider to join in!

Topics will include:
the language of oppression
cultural and structural competency
trauma-informed care
alternative treatment models
safety and mandatory reporting
community mapping

Please reach out if you have any questions, and share widely in your networks! All are welcome at this event, regardless of level of formal training.

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AMOR Mental Health Provider Training Pt. 1
Sep
23
10:30 AM10:30

AMOR Mental Health Provider Training Pt. 1

Are you a mental health provider or healer? Interested in assisting AMOR and learning more about structural competency in mental health provision? Come out to our mental health provider training!

THIS IS PART 1 OF A 2 PART SERIES. Mental Health Providers interested in supporting AMOR must attend both trainings.

REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/I77IG138AlYnw4522

This training's aim is to bring people together to talk about both the ways in which communities take care of themselves and each other's mental health, as well as how mental health providers are addressing issues of oppression, culture, and structural racism within their work. By the end of the training, participants will have a baseline level of competency to provide care for people using AMOR's services in a way that is safe and empowering.

This is part of an effort to bring together a group of people interested in supporting AMOR's mental health work and learning from each other to grow our own mental health practice. You do NOT have to be a licensed mental health provider to join in!

Topics will include:
the language of oppression
cultural and structural competency
trauma-informed care
alternative treatment models
safety and mandatory reporting
community mapping

Please reach out if you have any questions, and share widely in your networks! All are welcome at this event, regardless of level of formal training.

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Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

FANG Open Meeting

Join The FANG Collective as we review our work from 2017 and our plans for 2018. This is an opportunity for new comers to learn about our existing campaigns / solidarity work ( AMOR RI - Alianza para Movilizar Nuestra Resistencia, #NoNewPowerplant, #NoLNGinPVD, Tooth and Nail Community Support Collective, #NoBayouBridgeSolidarity ) and plug into upcoming events and trainings.

This is a potluck! Please bring snax!

We will be meeting in the FANG office at 545 Pawtucket Ave. Pawtucket, RI. Park in the lot and go to the main entrance from the parking lot and follow the wolf signs!

Please contact sherrie@thefangcollective.org for any childcare/accessibility needs.

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Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

Social Media for Actions and Demonstrations

This workshop will focus on how to use social media to cover actions and demonstrations.

We will discus best practices for preparing media before an action, carrying out social media during an action and then using social media to maintain campaign narratives.

Over the past four years FANG has coordinated social media for dozens of direct actions and mobilizations. This workshop will be based on these experiences. But we also look forward to having group conversations about other social media tactics that can be utilized.

There is a suggested donation of $5-$100 for attending the workshop, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

REGISTER for the training here: http://thefangcollective.org/social-media-training

This training will be held at FANG's office located at 545 Pawtucket Ave., Unit #113 in Pawtucket, RI.For any questions about this training please email nick@thefangcollective.org.

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Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

FANG Art Build Training Series: Banners!

Join us for our second in a series of Art Build Trainings of 2018 as we focus on banner making for protests and nonviolent direct actions (NVDA).

Learn about materials, tools, and tips for quick art production on any budget. Participants will also have an opportunity to share what movement visuals have been impactful to them and have an opportunity to work on a banner to be used in campaigns around Providence.

When: April 21 // 11:00am - 3:00 pm
Where: The FANG Collective office
545 Pawtucket Ave. Pawtucket, RI
Suggested donation $5 - $50; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/WbWLZc9mFyhr3U3I3
***registration is highly recommended so we can plan to have the appropriate amount of supplies available / if you do not feel comfortable using google forms please email sherrie@thefangcollective.org***

please contact sherrie@thefangcollective.org for any accessibility/childcare needs.

*this unfortunately cannot be a scent free event

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Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Police Liaison Training

Join us for this training on how to fill the role of a police liaison during a direct action or demonstration.

Police liaisons act as a “go between” for the people participating in the action and the police to ensure clear communication of demands, expectations, needs, responses, etc.

During the training we will talk more about the police liaison role, do an overview of best practices and then do role plays. White allies are strongly encouraged to attend this training.

When: April 12 // 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: The FANG Collective office
545 Pawtucket Ave. Pawtucket, RI
Suggested donation $5 - $100; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Register: http://thefangcollective.org/police-liaison-training

please contact nick@thefangcollective.org for any accessibility/childcare needs.

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Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Nonviolent Direct Action Training

Join FANG for our final nonviolent direct action workshop of 2017!

This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of nonviolent direct action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care. This workshop is meant to help prepare people to participate in actions, plan their own actions or just to have a deeper understanding of direct action.

There is a suggested donation of $5-$100 for attending this workshop. But no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Register here: thefangcollective.org/nvda

Please contact nick@thefangcollective.org for any questions about the training or for any childcare/accessibility needs.

FANG believes in empowering and supporting frontline communities to learn and develop the skills they identify as effective in their own campaigns. This has led to meaningful partnerships and collective resistance to fracked gas infrastructure along the East Coast and among other movements.

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Legal Observer Training
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Legal Observer Training

Legal Observers assist at protests, rallies, and other events to document and be a witness to any occurrences. Legal Observers are trained periodically throughout the year and upon requests from organizations for specific events. National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Legal Observers, often in neon green hats and apparel, are deployed to rallies and protests on behalf of political protesters committing acts of civil disobedience, to observe should arrests occur.

Join this training to become an official NLG Legal Observer! No previous legal experience is required. This training will be led by lawyers with the National Lawyers Guild - Rhode Island Chapter.

PLEASE REGISTER for this training: thefangcollective.org/legal-observer

You can read more about legal observers here: https://www.nlg.org/lo-trainings/

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Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Social Media for Actions and Demonstrations

This workshop will focus on how to use social media to cover actions, demonstrations and for pressure campaigns.

We will discus best practices for preparing media before an action, carrying out social media during an action and then using social media to maintain campaign narratives. Specific topics will include how to organize a social media storm, using Facebook live and security culture for social media.

Over the past four years FANG has coordinated social media for dozens of direct actions and mobilizations. This workshop will be based on these experiences. But we also look forward to having group conversations about other social media tactics that can be utilized.

There is a suggested donation of $5-$100 for attending the workshop, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

PLEASE REGISTER here: thefangcollective.org/social-media-training

For any questions about this training or have any accessibility or childcare needs please contact: nick@thefangcollective.org.

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Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Nonviolent Direct Action

Intro to NVDA: This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of Nonviolent Direct Action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care.

When: Thursday, June 29th 6-930pm

Location: The FANG Collective, 545 Pawtucket Ave.#113 Pawtucket, RI

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/NLMVMcxQBr9N6YqG3

Please contact sherrie@thefangcollective.org for any questions about the training or for any childcare/accessibility needs.

About the facilitators:

The FANG Collective has been resisting Spectra's fracked-gas pipeline expansions for three years. FANG was the first organization to carry out direct actions targeting Spectra's "AIM" project in 2014. Since then, their group continued to grow and now host the NVDA centric campaigns: StopSpectra, TakeOnTextron, NoDAPLSolidarity, NoNewPowerplant. NoLNGinPVD, as well as provide trainings --- Intro to NVDA, Social Media in Action, Jail Support/Police Liaisoning, Security Culture, and Kingian Nonviolence.

FANG believes in empowering and supporting frontline communities to learn and develop the skills they identify as effective in their own campaigns. This has led to meaningful partnerships and collective resistance to fracked gas infrastructure along the East Coast.

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 Intro to NVDA training - Providence
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to NVDA training - Providence

Intro to NVDA: This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of Nonviolent Direct Action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care.

The FANG office - 545 Pawtucket Ave, #113 in Pawtucket, RI

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/00nemsRBh5iFjgLu1

Please contact nick@thefangcollective.org for any childcare/accessibility needs.

About the facilitators:

The FANG Collective has been resisting Spectra's fracked-gas pipeline expansions for three years. FANG was the first organization to carry out direct actions targeting Spectra's "AIM" project in 2014. Since then, their group continued to grow and now host the NVDA centric campaigns: StopSpectra, TakeOnTextron, NoDAPLSolidarity, NoNewPowerplant. NoLNGinPVD, as well as provide trainings --- Intro to NVDA, Social Media in Action, Jail Support/Police Liaisoning, Security Culture, and Kingian Nonviolence.

FANG believes in empowering and supporting frontline communities to learn and develop the skills they identify as effective in their own campaigns. This has led to meaningful partnerships and collective resistance to fracked gas infrastructure along the East Coast.

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Teach In: Resistance to Fracked Gas Infrastructure
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Teach In: Resistance to Fracked Gas Infrastructure

Join members of The FANG Collective, Laura from Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station, and local community members // FANG Fam - Worcester to hear about the fight against frack gas infrastructure projects in "New England."

We will be discussing the history and current status of the #StopSpectra Campaign, additional pipeline projects, why they're a bad idea, and how you can join the resistance movement!

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POC Intro to NVDA Training
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

POC Intro to NVDA Training

Intro to NVDA: This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of Nonviolent Direct Action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care.

**** THIS TRAINING IS POC (person of color) ONLY****

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Ride for Resistance: Voices from the Frontlines (Cambridge event)
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ride for Resistance: Voices from the Frontlines (Cambridge event)

Water protectors and indigenous warriors are coming to the east coast, STRAIGHT OUT OF STANDING ROCK. These Black Snake Killaz have been fighting for sacred water and are now on the road spreading knowledge and sharing their stories of rezistance fighting the DAPL.

Mothers Against Meth Alliance has been fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline from the very beginning, fighting the results of the black snake and addiction in both bodies and minds, beyond Standing Rock and long before, from the Pine Ridge reservation to wherever resource extraction is imposed onto our land and our people.

For more information about M.A.M.A. and the Ride For Resistance tour send us an email to sherrie@thefangcollective.org

There is a suggested donation of $5-$15. It's asked that you complete this official registration form: http://thefangcollective.org/cambridge-event

Here's the info for the event:

First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
February 7th, 7-9pm

Our warriors are faceless. They do not take credit for their hard work. They are not on NGO payrolls. Your donations are what keeps this movement and defense going! In addition to the suggested donation, you can also support the tour by send contributions via PayPal to: : Julzzzzrich@gmail.com

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Ride For Resistance: From Standing Rock to RI
Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Ride For Resistance: From Standing Rock to RI

Water protectors and indigenous warriors are coming to the east coast, STRAIGHT OUT OF STANDING ROCK. These Black Snake Killaz have been fighting for sacred water and are now on the road spreading knowledge and sharing their stories of rezistance fighting the DAPL.

Mothers Against Meth Alliance has been fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline from the very beginning, fighting the results of the black snake and addiction in both bodies and minds, beyond Standing Rock and long before, from the Pine Ridge reservation to wherever resource extraction is imposed onto our land and our people.

For more information about M.A.M.A. and the Ride For Resistance tour send us an email to sherrie@thefangcollective.org

There is a suggested donation of $5-$15. It's asked that you complete this official registration form: http://thefangcollective.org/providence-event

Our warriors are faceless. They do not take credit for their hard work. They are not on NGO payrolls. Your donations are what keeps this movement and defense going! In addition to the suggested donation, you can also support the tour by send contributions via PayPal to: : MIN25DEE@YAHOO.COM

 

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Ride For Resistance - From Standing Rock to Northampton
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Ride For Resistance - From Standing Rock to Northampton

Water protectors and indigenous warriors are coming to the east coast, STRAIGHT OUT OF STANDING ROCK. These Black Snake Killaz have been fighting for sacred water and are now on the road spreading knowledge and sharing their stories of rezistance fighting the DAPL.

Mothers Against Meth Alliance has been fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline from the very beginning, fighting the results of the black snake and addiction in both bodies and minds, beyond Standing Rock and long before, from the Pine Ridge reservation to wherever resource extraction is imposed onto our land and our people.

For more information about M.A.M.A. and the Ride For Resistance tour send us an email to sherrie@thefangcollective.org

There is a suggested donation of $5-$15. It's asked that you complete this official registration form: http://thefangcollective.org/northampton-event

Here is the info for the event:
February 4th, 7-9pm
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
20 Hampton Ave, Suite 200, Northampton MA

Our warriors are faceless. They do not take credit for their hard work. They are not on NGO payrolls. Your donations are what keeps this movement and defense going! In addition to the suggested donation, you can also support the tour by send contributions via PayPal to: : Julzzzzrich@gmail.com

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Intro to Nonviolent Direct Action // Training
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Nonviolent Direct Action // Training

Intro to NVDA & Affinity Group Building: This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of Nonviolent Direct Action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care.

Training will take place in the FANG Collective's office at 545 Pawtucket Ave. Pawtucket, RI. Park in the lot and enter building through lots entrance and follow the wolf signs!

Please register for this training and contact sherrie@thefangcollective.org for any childcare/accessibility needs.

 

 

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