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Learn to Resist: Solidarity Safety Kit

Teach-in and conference about resisting the far-right

Two Days of Workshops, Discussions and Skill-sharing
Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26, 10am-6pm
- Day 1 (March 25) at Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor (métro Guy-Concordia)
- Day 2 (March 26) at Cégep Vieux-Montréal, 255A, rue Ontario Est (métro Berri-UQAM)

Concerned about the rise of xenophobia and the far-right in Quebec, Canada and the USA? Feeling frustrated and wondering what you can do to fight back? Interested in getting involved in activist work but unsure of where or how to start? Join us on March 25 and 26 for a teach-in and conference about resisting the far-right. This event is free and open to all, students and non-students.

We encourage the participation of everyone interested in resisting the rise of the far-right, both people new to activism and people who are already involved. If you’re curious about resisting oppression, this teach-in is your point-of-entry to learn more.

Our organizing principles: www.resisttrump.ca/about/

SCHEDULE IN BRIEF

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 10am-6pm
Location: 7th Floor, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Concordia University (métro Guy-Concordia)
Workshops to take place in English (EN), French (FR) or Spanish (ES) with whisper translation into English & French.

10am-10:30am
Coffee and Snacks // Cafés et collations

10:30am-12pm
- Understanding and Resisting the Far Right (Part 1) – EN/FR (Space A)

12pm-1pm
Free Hot Lunch, courtesy of People’s Potato

1-2:30pm
- Anti-Racism Training you probably still need: basics and beyond – EN (Space A)
- Online Self-Defence 101 – EN (Space B)
- Surprise! We have rights?! + Legal defence against criminal charges and tickets – FR (Space C)

3pm-4:30pm
- Disability, Accessibility, and Organizing – EN (Space A)
- Open the Borders: Understanding Migration and Resisting Global Apartheid – FR (Space B)

5-6pm
Closing Plenary (Space A)

SUNDAY, MARCH 26 10am-6pm
Location: Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, 255A rue Ontario East, Café L’Exode and rooms A3.12 & A3.14
Workshops to take place in English (EN), French (FR) or Spanish (ES) with whisper translation into English & French.

10am-10:30am
Coffee and Snacks

10:30am-12pm
- Understanding and Resisting the Far Right (Part 2) – EN/FR (Café L’Exode)
- White Privilege and Systemic Racism – FR (Salle A3.12)

12pm-1pm
Free Hot Lunch, courtesy of Nilufar

1pm-2:30pm
- Imagined Futures: A Workshop on Zine-Making – EN (Café L’Exode)
- Capitalism and Anti-Capitalism: From Anti-Colonialism to Anti-Globalization (and back again) – FR (A3.12)
- Latinxs in the United States: Histories of Resistance and Weaving Solidarity – ES/FR/EN (Salle A3.14) **This workshop is only open to people who identify as latinxs**

3pm-4 :30pm
- Queer and trans perspectives on anti-fascist and anti-racist struggles – FR (Café L’Exode)
- Street Medic Basics & Demo Safety – EN (Salle A3.12)

5-6pm
Closing Plenary (Café L’Exode)

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Free.

Lunch and snacks available.
Childcare available on-site.
Wheelchair accessible.
Workshops in French, English and Spanish (with whisper translation).
Get in touch about any accessibility needs.

This event takes place on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The Kanien’kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the Algonquin peoples. It’s not enough just to acknowledge the keepers of this land. We encourage everyone participating in the teach-in to get informed and educated, and to actively resist colonialism and neo-colonialism in the many forms it takes, and in the diversity of forms that resistance can take too.

Organized by the Resist Trump & The Far Right Network of Montreal, with the support of QPIRG Concordia and the Concordia Student Union

Info:
resisttrumpmontreal@gmail.com
resisttrump.ca
514-848-7585
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1031855660291228/

[E-mail us at resisttrumpmontreal@gmail.com to get on our mailing list and receive teach-in updates and reminders before March 25 & 26.]