Non Violence and Direct Action Training Workshop
There will be a Non Violence and Direct Action Workshop in support of the water protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota. These valuable skills will also be applicable to any other environmental and social justice issues. This is a tremendous opportunity for the community and will be lead by experienced activists and trainers, Robert Chanate and Pavlos Stravropoulos of the Woodbine Ecology Center, www.woodbinecenter.org (please see bios below)
We are asking for a sliding scale donation to cover expenses, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
For more information please contact Stephanie at 956.358.2928
Thursday Sept 29th
Jerry's Gym, Crested Butte Town Hall
Sustainability Coordinator, Woodbine
Born and raised in Greece, Pavlos grew up bilingual and bicultural. Before moving to Colorado Pavlos served on the board of the Oregon Public Interest Research Group, and was the publications coordinator and also served at the board at the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont. Since moving to Colorado he has served as the publications coordinator for the Fourth World Center, been the publisher and associate editor of Society and Nature/Democracy & Nature, the international journal of political ecology, and taught at Escuela Tlatelolco. His decades of experience in environmental and wilderness education include being a Wilderness First Responder, Street Medic for direct action including the the Transform Columbus Day, and WTO protests, a legal observer and "Know Your Rights" trainer for Denver Copwatch and others, a certified permaculture designer and instructor, a Project Learning Tree facilitator, academic work in environmental studies/social ecology, indigenous studies and wilderness ethics. He also has spent extensive time in his home country of Greece working with solidarity groups helping refugees. Pavlos is a certified small water systems operator and the father of three children.
Wildlands Restoration and Indigenous Program Coordinator, Woodbine
Robert Chanate is a member of the Kiowa Nation and has lived in Denver, Colorado for several years. He is a volunteer for various Native organizations in which his support role differs based on the groups mission. Some of this work includes Native Youth leadership development, grassroots community organizing and educational presentations and has been a Non Violence and Direct Action trainer for the Ruckus Society (ruckus.org) and the Indigenous Peoples Power Project (IP3). He also is a contributor to Indian Country Today. Robert trained as a wildlands firefighter and served as an engine crew leader.
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