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XR Cambridge Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) Training

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Trumpington Village Hall

71 High Street

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CB2 9HZ

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Join the thousands of people taking non-violent direct action to address the climate crisis

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In preparation for the International Rebellion in October 2019, Extinction Rebellion Cambridge is holding a full day introduction to non-violent direct action - both theory and practice. This is your chance to join this growing diverse and peaceful movement of people united to demand action on climate change.

We will provide a briefing about Extinction Rebellion and our campaign to address the climate emergency, which began in Autumn last year with thousands of people joining together to take part in mass civil disobedience in the centre of London.

This campaign is based on PhD research on effective campaign mobilisation, and experience which so far has led Kings College University London, Cardiff University and Bristol University to agree to divest from fossil fuels.

This training will cover how to de-escalate tense situations, how to interact with police, what to do if you get arrested and much more.

We will go through action essentials and practice of nonviolent techniques, and create affinity groups for people in the Cambridge area (or outside the area as required).

Affinity groups are made up of 8-12 people who work together and support each other on the day of the action and preparing for it. Group members choose whether they take on non-arrestable or arrestable roles and both are equally important.

Please register on this page to attend and arrive at 10:45am for a prompt 11.00am start.

Training will take place in the main hall, which is wheelchair accessible via a ramp and equipped with a hearing loop.

The last buses from Trumpington back to Cambridge City Centre and Cambridge Rail Station are at around 5.45pm. Please see this page of the County Council website for bus timetables.

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