Rapid Responder Training Program

8/6 – 3pm – Rapid Responders Hotline: Police Violence Training
This training will cover the history and functionality of the police in the US and look at specific issues you may encounter in Bushwick/Bedstuy.
Presented by Copwatch Bushwick/Bed Stuy

8/7 – 3pm – Medic Training
This training will cover how to administer basic first aid and supplies list for first aid kits.
Presented by an EMT-trained comrade

8/13 – 3pm – Resisting ICE Training
This training will cover the ins and outs of ICE raids and give you the information necessary for helping people facing ICE harassment and deportation.
Presented by Brooklyn Defense Committee

8/14 – 3pm – Resisting Hate Attacks
This training will cover the kinds of hate attacks locals face and provide you with the know how to deal with these kinds of hostile situations.
Presented by a street team

8/20 – 3pm – Mental Health Crisis Training
This training will train you in how to de-escalate a situation when a person is having a mental health crisis.
Presented by Aftershock Alliance

Every Thursday and Sunday at 7pm: Fight Training

Sign up to attend this training series here:
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From ICE raids across the country to the normalization of police killings to the recent resurgence of Nazi activity and far right militias, the onus is on us to keep each other alive and safe. We need to unite the resources that we already have and build skills together. We have collaborated with medics, self-defense trainers, Copwatch Bushwick/Bed Stuy, the Brooklyn Defense Committee, and seasoned street teams to create trainings and skill shares this summer, so we can be best prepared to respond when crises surface in our neighborhoods.

Paired with these trainings, we are developing a Rapid Responders hotline which will be a centralized number anyone can call when faced by state repression (police, ICE) or when they are attacked and can’t/ don’t want to call the cops. We will not replicate the measures of statist responses which include trapping survivors in bureaucracies, mass incarceration, deportations, and assassinations. Instead, when someone in a dire situation calls the hotline, they will be connected to neighbors and individuals who are trained to take immediate action, arriving at the scene as first responders, accompanying people in risky situations, or providing resources to create long-term solutions.

We invite you to join this network of First Responders! These trainings will prepare you for situations you may encounter, and introduce you to a network of people taking a stand for the most dire needs of our neighbors.