Training: Protest Safety & Verbal Self-Defense on May 3, 2017

On Wednesday, May 3, TX21 Indivisible is excited to host a session on protest safety and verbal assertiveness led by Susan Schorn. The workshop will take place from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the Manchaca Road Branch library, 5500 Manchaca Rd., Austin TX 78745.
We’ll cover:
  • Grounding and emotional self-regulation techniques for public speaking/civic conflict situations
  • De-escalation and other group safety skills
  • Tactical nonviolence planning essentials
  • How to take control of a conversation (being rude for the right reasons)

Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move around (all activities can also be done seated)!

This workshop is part of TX21’s monthly educational series and is free and non-partisan. All are welcome – tell your friends!

Susan “George” Schorn is a writer, martial artist, and self defense advocate. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children, and trains and teaches at Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense.


Training: “Media Training for Activists” on May 6, 2017

Start: May 06, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Yarborough Library • 2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX 78756

The work you’re doing is at the forefront in the fight to resist authoritarianism and defend democracy! Talking to the media is an important part of our work as activists–but it can be nerve-racking and intimidating. Let’s fix that!

In this training you’ll learn how to:

  • Draft a media advisory and press release about your organization or event
  • Find the right journalists to contact with your story
  • Develop interview skills–practice your message and stick to it!
  • Look and sound your best for TV and radio

Our training will be led by organizers and activist PR pros from several Austin-area indivisible groups.

You’ll come away with a new set of skills and several helpful templates for media communications.

All are welcome at this training!


Training: “How to Plan & Attend In-Person Indivisible Actions” on April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017
2:30 PM to  4:00 PM
Manchaca Road Library • 5500 Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78745

Have you been to an action or 6 at your member of Congress’ office and wondered, wow, how did those organizers get so organized?

Have you thought, gosh, I’d like to plan a meeting, program, or demonstration but I don’t even know where to start?

Or have you just been reluctant to go to your member of Congress’ office because you don’t know how things would work when you got there?

Then come to our first-ever training on how to plan and attend in-person actions!

You’ll come away with creative ideas and practical tips for organizing and attending a successful event or meeting for your group.

All are welcome at this training!


Training: “Indivisible 101” on April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
United Christian Church
3500 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78727

Instructor: Noah Masterson, Indivisible Austin co-founder and Board Vice President

New to the Indivisible movement? Ready to #Resist Trump but aren’t sure how to get started?

Join this basic training on what Indivisible is all about. You’ll learn:

  • How to adopt Tea Party tactics for progressive change
  • How we use Austin’s six gerrymandered congressional districts to our advantage
  • How we have been successful in blocking the worst of Trump’s policies

Feel free to pack a lunch!