Non-violent direct action training - Friday, March 29th, 12:30-2 at the AMS Nest
We would like to acknowledge that this upcoming training is taking place on the traditional, ancestral, occupied and unceded homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People.
5 years after students and faculty voted overwhelmingly in favour of fossil fuel divestment, the UBC Board of Governors has yet to respect our demand for a just climate future.
It’s not hard to see why. Many of our appointed Governors have deep corporate ties, and a proven record of prioritizing the interests of big business over the interests of UBC students.
Climate change poses an existential threat to our generation, but (as we have seen time and time again) change will not come willingly from those in positions of political power. Change has to be demanded, and it has to be demanded collectively and boldly. If we are to avoid climate crisis, we must rise together for a just climate future.
On March 29th, join UBCc350 and the UBC Social Justice Centre for a non-violent direct action boot camp!
In this training, we will learn action essentials, including an introduction to the theory and history of direct action, how to hold space strategically and use our bodies effectively, and how to navigate the legal considerations of direct action.
It’s time to send the Board of Governors a message: UBC students are angry, organized, and we will not rest until UBC divests.
All experiences and all bodies are welcome at this training! We acknowledge that people with precarious immigration status, racialized communities, those with criminal records, womxn and gender non-conforming folks, and differently-abled people all carry disproportionate risk when engaging in civil disobedience. If direct action is not accessible to you, you are still more than welcome--both at this training and in this movement.