Training: Indivisible 101 – South Austin – Sept. 7, 2017

Location: South Austin — please register to see details.

For new activists and seasoned members of the Resistance alike. Join us for a discussion of the Indivisible movement, which has its roots in Austin.

At this free, one-hour workshop you’ll learn:

  • How Indivisible started, and where we go from here
  • 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

There will be a short, 30-minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes (or so) of Q&A.

Location: South Austin — please register to see details.

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Training: Military 101: Understanding Shared Values Across Communities – August 5, 2017

For decades now, conservative Republicans have acted as though they have a lock on the veteran vote. For much of that time, moderates and Democrats have quietly ceded outreach to the other side. Have you ever thought of why? There is a lot of misinformation about the US military and veterans. You may have experienced it yourself.

Have you often wondered how to talk to Bill, your Vietnam veteran uncle? You know he’s on the fence about Trump, but you feel certain that if you can just learn how to “speak his language” you two could find a way to discuss the current environment. What should you say to your neighbor, Deb, who just came back, wounded, from her second tour in Afghanistan? And what the heck does your coworker, Devon, do every summer when he goes away for two weeks with the National Guard?

Wonder no more! Indivisible Austin is teaming up with the Truman Project to help educate the civilian community about military life. Our goal is to help give you the information you need to communicate more effectively with service members, veterans, and military families.

Only 7.3% of living Americans have served in the U.S. military at some point of their lives, leaving most policymakers, advocates, and everyday citizens with a dearth of knowledge about the military’s organization and culture. Taught by military veterans, this training covers everything from high-level questions about the values of those who serve in the military all the way down to details about the differences between the various branches and ranks. Participants will walk away with a better sense of who serves in our military, why they do it and the values of public service and equality they share with the progressive community.

Location is in Central Austin.

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Training: Introduction to Indivisible – August 11, 2017

For new activists and seasoned members of the Resistance alike. Join us for a discussion of the Indivisible movement, which has its roots in Austin.

At this free, one-hour workshop you’ll learn:

  • How Indivisible started, and where we go from here
  • 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

There will be a short, 30-minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes (or so) of Q&A.

Location: Wells Branch neighborhood — please register to see details. 

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Training: Indivisible 101 at 6:30 p.m. on July 6, 2017

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

There will be a short, 30-minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes (or so) of Q&A.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin• 4700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756

Please register here, and feel free to bring guests. 

Training: Indivisible 101 on June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave,
Austin, TX 78756

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

RSVP FOR THIS EVENT