Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Training

July 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Neighborhood Church

REGISTER AT To help us plan food and space, please consider registering by Wednesday July 17. Registrations after that date, including day-of registrations, still accepted provided there is space.

The Apocalypse Training Collective is a newly formed group working to organize survival skillshare events centering queer and trans folks in the Atlanta area. ATC is excited to invite Mutual Aid Disaster Relief to host a 5 hour training for interested individuals, as well as representatives who can bring this teaching back to other groups and communities.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief 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. Some topics include: “Solidarity, Not Charity,” “Breaking Down Barriers,” “Overcoming Trauma Together,” and much more. This training will feature hands-on learning in climate crisis preparation and grassroots disaster response.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a community of grassroots crisis responders, continually growing in size and efficacy, which is at-the-ready to assist and empower communities to overcome natural and unnatural disasters – from hurricanes to hate rallies, from mudslides to mine waste spills – and to transform these tragedies into possibilities for collective liberation.

– This training will be held on the first floor of the Neighborhood Church. There is a ramp leading directly to the main floor and accessible bathrooms located on the same level. There are two reserved accessible parking spaces located around the corner from the entrance. Full directions and parking details will be provided to event attendees before the event.
– All bathrooms on the first floor will be All Genders for the duration of the training.

– This training will include tea, coffee, and a lunch. Lunch will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. Registration includes a section to list any food allergies and menu will be altered accordingly.

– Full cost of training is $25. Limited number of free and discounted slots available. Free slots reserved for QTIBIPOC.