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Ellsworth Church Offers Program on Non-Violent Protesting

Nonviolent Direct Action Workshop

“The state can’t give you freedom, and the state can’t take it away. You’re born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you assume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free…”
Utah Phillips

Want to stand up for freedom and change? Not sure how to go about it or what to expect?

All are invited to join this workshop, led by Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), sponsored by the Peace and Social Action Committee at UUCE, Eastern Maine for Racial Justice, and others.

Direct action occurs when a group takes an action which is intended to reveal an existing problem, highlight an alternative, or demonstrate a possible solution to a social issue. Non-violent direct action is when these actions are planned to avoid physical harm to others or damage to property. In this workshop, you will learn about legal strategies, letter and media campaigns, peaceful protesting, and other methods for nonviolent action and resistance. This workshop is also a great way to network and take the first steps toward organization.

When: Saturday, January 13th form 12-5pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth
Cost: Donations to trainers are requested but not required if that’s an obstacle

Please bring a bagged lunch. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by email to Nathalie Arruda at nathalie.arruda@gmail.com to sign up!

“We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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