Longtime activist, organizer and educator Alexis Danzig will lead this two-hour workshop for both seasoned activists and those just getting involved.
Coffee and bagels will be served. Free and open to all (suggested donation $5-$10; no one turned away for lack of funds).
To be assured a space for this workshop, please reserve online.
“Q. Hey! What’s marshaling? A. Marshaling is a form of resistance. Marshals help build community by supporting organized actions. As marshals, we know the scenario for an action because we’ve been involved in the action’s planning, and we work together to support protesters do what they need to do while keeping the action as safe as possible. We don’t ask for permission to demonstrate, we don’t ask for the NYPD to “help” us demonstrate. We protect our First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of assembly by using these rights. We set up our own pickets, we decide whether or not we want to go into a “pen”, we ourselves stop traffic for our marches. We communicate with demonstrators, and we provide a buffer between our group and the NYPD or hecklers. We de-escalate conflicts between protestors, counter-protestors, and the NYPD. If you’re an experienced demonstrator or new to protesting, we encourage you to come and get trained. Marshaling is a great skill to have and a most excellent way to participate in actions.”