Brigette DePape is among the speakers coming to Nelson for a nonviolent direct action training workshop next month.

Non-violent direct action training comes to Nelson

This intensive one-day workshop will take place on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oxygen Arts Centre

Three community groups in the Kootenays are bringing nonviolent direct action training to Nelson.

The Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free B.C., and the Kootenay Direct Action Community have united to bring none other than Brigette DePape, the young page who stood up in parliament holding a Stop Harper sign, to share her experiences with direct action.

According to Montana Burgess, speaking on behalf of the Kootenay Direct Action Community, “So many people I talk to want to take some form of action. They have signed petitions, written letters, attended events, but they want to take the next step. This training is the next step that will give our community the tools to come together and take action to stop the erosion of democracy in our country.”

This intensive one-day workshop will take place on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oxygen Arts Centre  (3-320 Vernon Street, alleyway entrance). Along with Brigette DePape will be Leila Darwish, organizer with the British Columbia-Yukon Organizing Office of the Council of Canadians; and Randy Janzen, instructor in the peace studies program at Selkirk College and former director of the MIR Centre.

To register contact KDAC@gmail.com. The cost is $10 to $25, suggested donation. Limited space, so register soon.

For further information contact Montana at 250-359-7748 or Sandra at 250-352-5274.

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