Tuesday, Apr 25, 7-9pm
Led by Bronwyn Mauldin
Did you know your right to protest is enshrined in the Constitution? What’s the difference between a “demonstration” and “civil disobedience?” Is it safe to take your children to a protest? Is it right to protest right now? Right now, more Americans are getting more engaged in democracy than ever before. They’re doing that in every way possible, from calling and writing elected officials, making donations, running for public office, and protesting. This workshop is designed for people who are new to protests, or perhaps are just protest-curious. It’s also appropriate for people who want to talk about the role of protest in democracy today. We will discuss the roots of political protest in law, the many different types of protest that exist, how to plan to participate in a protest, and what to expect from media coverage. We’ll also discuss any safety concerns you might have. All class participants will receive a handmade zine about protests, created by the instructor. Bring your questions and concerns – we will discuss them and help you find the answers that are right for you.
Bronwyn Mauldin is a novelist and long-time political activist. She has a master’s degree in public administration and has worked in both state and local government. She has also attended – and organized – many types of protests. Bronwyn has been a host on KPFK radio in LA and is the creator of GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine. More info is at bronwynmauldin.com