Monday, October 8, 2018
Doors Open: 10:00 AM
Program Starts: 10:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
A Participatory Workshop about Solidarity, Building Grassroots Power, and Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness
The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) Training Team is visiting Santa Cruz as part of a national capacity-building and educational tour. They will explain how natural storms turn into unnatural disasters through dangerous new forms of "disaster capitalism" and "extreme resource extraction," and train diverse affinity groups on principles of grassroots direct action humanitarian aid and crisis response, sharing lessons learned from historical and current mutual aid groups and covering a wide range of topics such as "Principles of ‘Solidarity, Not Charity,'" "Using Privilege to Break Down Barriers," "Building Power in Collaboration," and "Overcoming Trauma Together."