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Protectors v. Profiteers: Communities in Resistance to Disaster Capitalism [Seattle]

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From the Facebook Event:

Don’t miss this 2-part workshop! The first part is an accessible & entertaining introductory presentation, “Protectors v. Profiteers: Communities in Resistance to Disaster Capitalism,” Thursday, Nov 1, at 7 pm in Pipsqueak Gallery.
The second part is a deeper, participatory workshop for affinity groups and individuals who are ready to get involved, “Giving Our Best, Ready For The Worst: Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness” Friday, Nov 2, at 11 am in Pipsqueak Gallery.

Free admission – all are welcome!

The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) Training Team is visiting our community. Currently MADRelief is on 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, 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.”



The venue is at street level. The bathroom has recently been remodeled to be wheelchair accessible. The space is tight: we will mark a keep clear path for wheelchairs; also please look out for each other. Presenters will be using a microphone.

Vegan food will be available. There will be a snack table Thursday night; light breakfast food available upon arrival, and lunch served during a 45 minute long lunch break on Friday.

Buses 3, 4, 27, 63, 64, 193, 303 stop a couple blocks away. There is street parking in the neighborhood.

Please fill out the following form if you need ASL interpretation, or have other Access needs that you would like to share with the organizers: https://goo.gl/forms/RMz70rZrnTiHyDCS2

We will do our best to accommodate all requests. Requests submitted by October 25 will be easier to accommodate. Thanks!


November 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


173 16th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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