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BlackOUT Collective provides fully personalized trainings to meet the needs of our collaborators. Our trainings range from 1hr to 3days or even week-long trainings.   Explore the myriad of trainings we provide and then request a training with us below! 

 

Theory and Action Prep

Direct Action 101

If your group is new to direct action concepts, this interactive training is for you! Direct Action 101 explores the foundational concepts of  direct action and civil disobedience, as well as, the utility of direct action as a tool in “getting the goods”. Participants will learn through play and experimentation in this exciting course. 

Direct Action 2hr Crash Course

In this interactive training, participants take a deep dive into direct action theory and frameworks, as well as, build up our direct action tools, such as blockades and banner making. Through role play and experimentation, participants will build their skills by practicing them in a safe setting.  

Action Strategy

In this training, we will walk  your group through how to develop a direct action strategy  that will be successful in moving a campaign or a strategy forward.

Action Planning

If your group is preparing to partake in an action, then this interactive training is for you! This how- to- training walks participants through the steps of curating their own creative and successful action. Participants will learn how to incorporate the arts, develop a strategic communications plan, incorporate security protocols, and more.

Black Direct Action History

In this interactive workshop we will explore the strategies and tactics that have been imagined and implemented by Black direct action practitioners, and discuss how that history informs today’s social movements.Direct action and civil disobedience have been and continue to be a critical part of every Black resistance movement. We have utilized blockades, strikes, mass actions and more to win campaigns and gain basic human rights.

 

Tactics Trainings

Digital Security for Actions

In this training, participants will learn how to establish secure communications leading up to and through an action. Participants will learn how to encrypt their communications, as well as, learn protocols for maintaining good security culture.

Body As A Weapon-Blockades, Hard and Soft

In this training, participants will learn how to execute an action  using their most powerful tools- their bodies. Participants will learn about blockades and blockade equipment, as well as, get to experiment with those tools through role play and scenarios.

Ancestral Tools At Work

In this training, we will walk participants through envisioning and implementing ancestral tools into creative direct actions.  Culture, spirituality, and the magic of our ancestors are powerful tools in the fight for liberation, and are inspiration for actions that are not only effective, but are spiritually grounded in our peoples history.

Climbing 101

In this training, participants will be introduced to the basic mechanisms of climbing. Ever wanted to scale a building? Want to incorporate banner drops or flag drops? If so, then this training is for your group!

Art in Actions

In this training,we will walk participants through envisioning and implementing artistic direct actions that pushes your narrative and message forward. Want to incorporate banner making, air balloons, massive puppets and more into your actions? This how to training is for your group!

Tactical Communication

In this training, participants will learn how to develop a communications plan for their actions, that maximizes the reach of their action on the public and intended target. Want to learn how to develop messaging, control the media narrative, press releases and more? This how to training is for your group!

Mass Actions

In this training, participants will learn how to plan, coordinate, and execute mass actions.Want to coordinate and pull off successfully multifaceted actions, die ins, massive marches and more? This how to training is for your group!

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