Introduction to Protests, Creative Resistance and Direct Action

Title: Introduction to Protests, Creative Resistance and Direct Action
Location: U of G, University Centre (UC) 103
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Description: * The 3rd workshop in the 7th annual Summer Institute * This workshop is free!

– There will be a one hour break for lunch, provided free of charge. if you have allergies or other dietary needs please let us know.
– If you need to be reimbursed for your Guelph Transit tickets to and from campus we will have some there
– We will be running kids’ programming alongside this workshop, but it’s not quite organized yet. Stay tuned!
This workshop will present an overview of social movement history and the ongoing history of social change and political resistance that have helped shape contemporary environmental, economic and social justice movements.
We will look at a wide range of protest “tactics”, political situations and protest scenarios, and look at the different reasons different movements have employed different strategies and tactics at various times.
The goal of this workshop is to demystify the relationship between political issues and protest movements, and to empower people with an understanding of how grassroots social change happens as well as helping participants to find opportunities for engagement.
Alex Hundert has been an activist trainer and facilitator for nearly a decade, having worked/trained with groups ranging from Greenpeace to No One Is Illegal to the Six Nations Solidarity Network, on a very wide range of issues and with many different organizing models and frameworks. Alex is currently working on various issues related to Idle No More’s Sovereignty Summer campaign, and was recently involved in the blockade of the Enbridge Line 9 pumping station, after serving jail time for his role in organizing protests against the Toronto G20 in the summer of 2010.
Start Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2013-07-20
End Time:  4:00 pm