Training: Become a Climate Strike Marshal
Saturday, Nov 23 - 10 AM - 12 PM
Harvey Wheeler Community Center
The climate movement urgently needs trained protest marshals! When thousands of people take to the streets for climate demonstrations, volunteer marshals support event logistics and help people with health and access issues. The presence of marshals allows organizers to focus on running the event.
Mothers Out Front of Concord is partnering with Rebecca Riccio, social change educator and political activist
, to train at-ready marshals for future climate demonstrations, such as the December 6th Climate Strike
. Participants will learn the basic principles of event marshaling and participate in role-playing exercises.
What is a marshal?
Marshals are volunteers who communicate with demonstration organizers to support event logistics. They typically wear brightly colored vests so participants can find them easily and feel a sense of security to the event. Protest marshals are not expected to put themselves in danger. Some examples of marshal activities include:
- Helping someone who has overheated to the medical tent
- Assisting someone in a wheelchair
- Blocking cross streets during a march until everyone passes safely
- Guiding people around debris on the route
Who should become a protest marshal?
Anyone can be a protest marshal as long as they are:
- Physically able to stand and walk outdoors for a few hours at a time
- Comfortable with crowds and personal interaction with strangers
- Comfortable taking direction from youth organizers
November 23, 2019 at 10:00am - 12pm
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