Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a peaceful movement addressing the climate crisis through non violent direct action (NVDA). In this NVDA training you will find out how to take part in Extinction Rebellion actions.The training will cover the practice of non-violent techniques: showing you how to de-escalate tense situations, how to interact with the police, what to do if you get arrested and much more. You will also meet other new rebels and we will help you create affinity groups: groups of 8-12 people who work together to support each other on action days. I t is a good idea to have an idea of who you’d like to team up with, and your level of involvement, before coming to the workshop. Parts of this training will be active - please wear comfortable clothes! And let us know if you have any access or participation issues that we can be aware of, to help you participate fully. The venue is wheelchair accessible. The training will be 5 hours, including a break for lunch. Please pack a lunch and bring snacks to share. Entry is free, but please bring along a donation, if you can, for venue hire costs and travel expenses of trainers. ”Tell the truth and act as if the truth is real” Life as we know it is falling apart. Extreme weather events and mass species extinction cover the globe. The government has failed to implement radical change and environmental organisations have failed to take sufficient action. It’s time to rebel. Join the Extinction Rebellion for our introduction to non-violent direct action, both theory and practice. In this workshop you will learn about the Canadian legal system, how to chat to police/public during actions, aspects of burnout and regenerative culture, and quick decision-making, as well as going through action essentials and practice of non-violent techniques. This training is open to anyone who wishes to participate. However, if you have not attended a previous Extinction Rebellion event in London, please email so that we can make sure that this training will be a good fit for you. If you have not attended a previous XR event, we recommend that you either: a) Come to the "Heading for Extinction and what to do about it" talk at Reimagine Co on December 3rd. More details here: b) Alternatively, watch this 1-hr talk on Youtube: After that, it would be best if you could come to the XR Orientation session on December 10th to understand more about our local group and the role(s) you could play: If you can't make it to both the Orientation and the NVDA training, by all means come to the NVDA training if you are sure that this is right for you! If you have any questions in advance of the training, please email

Whether you're looking for volunteer opportunities,
networking events or a job in the nonprofit sector, we can help.