Non-violent Direct Action trainings will be held prior to the Break Free Colorado actions. For anyone considering taking part in Civil Disobedience, trainings are a must.

1. 1-Day Non-Violent Direct Action Trainings

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The following 1-day NVDA trainings will be held:

  • Sat., April 30th: 9:30am-1pm. Location:  First Unitarian Society of Denver – 1400 Lafayette St, Denver, CO 80218
  • Sun., May 1st: 1:30-5pm. Location: First Unitarian Society of Denver – 1400 Lafayette St, Denver, CO 80218
  • Wed., May 11th: 1-3pm, 4-6pm and 7-9pm. Location: Woodbine Ecology Center – 2584 N CO 67, Sedalia, CO 80135

Topics covered will include:

  • Strategic use of Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) and Civil Disobedience (CD)
  • Action planning and logistics
  • Personal preparation for participating in NVDA/CD

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2. Keep it in the Ground Action Camp, May 7-12

To avoid catastrophic climate change , scientists estimate that approximately 80% of proven fossil fuel resources need to stay in the ground. From May 7th -12th, national and regional organizations will be hosting the Keep It In The Ground Action Camp to support action training, leadership development and capacity building for a stronger climate justice movement. Our work together will focus on campaigns and strategies to keep fossil fuels in the ground – ending the leasing of public lands and waters for drilling and mining; stopping proposed fossil fuel infrastructure and development;  and the rapid transition of our existing extraction-based economy to one that is sustainable, just, and based on 100% clean renewable energy.

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Topics covered will include:

  • Regional and national campaign updates
  • Arts and Creative Visuals for social change
  • Strategic use of Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) and Civil Disobedience (CD)
  • Action planning and logistics
  • Communications and Media Strategies
  • Allyship, partnership, and coalition building
  • power/privilege dynamics and collaboration

We are asking interested participants to fill out a brief application – and time is short! Please fill out this Google Form by April 10th if you are interested in attending.

Food and basic lodging (camping, or simple dorm-style beds) will be covered for each participant. We have limited travel scholarships available, please note that on your form if you need travel support. We are still finalizing the full program, but ideally ask that participants commit to the entire time if possible. Saturday, May 7th would be a travel day with a group dinner/intros in the evening. Thursday, May 12th will be an actual federal auction of fossil fuel leases outside Denver, and Saturday May 14th will see a community-led action on fracking. These actions are part of the global Break Free From Fossil Fuels wave of actions, and and will allow camp participants to put skills into action alongside the broader community. Learn more about the actions on our home page

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and fill out the application by April 10th! You’ll hear from us by mid-April.