Rosehip Fundraising Drive

Rosehip Medic Collective is calling a late-Winter drive for support from our allies and community partners. As we prepare to host another Street Medic training and ready ourselves for what we expect will be a politically dynamic year, we need funds to restock. In the past year of medic and support work, we’ve given away most of our supplies and spent down our accounts in support of friends and allies, such that we’re asking for help to get us get ready for the year to come.

Rosehip is an all-volunteer and very low-budget group. We raise most funds through trainings, home-made craft sales, and small donations. Monetary donations will go towards restocking supplies that we hand out at protests and trainings, along with operating expenses like printing and website hosting.

Progress: $510 of $700 raised

While monetary donations offer us the greatest flexibility, in-kind donations of medical and wellness supplies are welcome also. Email us at rosehipmedics@gmail.com if you have supplies you think might be useful.

We are eager to embrace new projects and relationships, and continue to grow the old as the year continues. Please share and/or donate as you can to support us and our community partners. Donation link at: http://www.rosehipmedics.org/donate/

Sincerest thanks
Rosehip Medic Collective

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In the last year, Rosehip has
• given two 20-hour trainings, which produced close to 60 new trained medics, mostly in the Portland area
• offered multiple smaller trainings to community groups and at events
• provided medical care and support for community events and community groups, centering BIPOC people, LGBTQ2SIA+ people, unhoused people, people who use drugs, and other oppressed communities
• organized and showed up as Street Medics many protests, actions, rallies, and community defense against far-right harassers
• gave away over $1,000 of medical gear and supplies to new medics and to community members

Please help us to continue this sustaining work for liberatory movements and for our community.

 

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Street Medic Training: April 5th-7th

Rosehip would like to invite you and yours to apply for our upcoming training, April 5th, 6th and 7th 2019 in Portland, OR. Read on for description (same as in the application form).

This training is designed to prepare street medics (aka action/protest medics) to provide first aid and spread calm at protests, encampments, and all sites of resistance. Participants are asked to attend the entire training (Fri: 5-9pm, Sat & Sun 9a-6:30p). It will take place at a centrally accessible location on major bus routes, with wheelchair accessible bathrooms and teaching space.

We are continuing to develop a new application and registration process. Our goal is to streamline the process while prioritizing limited spots for BIPOC, queer and trans folks, people with disabilities and activists working towards collective liberation.

Cost will be $25-$125 sliding scale**

*** TO APPLY ***

We are asking for a brief written application* (https://goo.gl/forms/yFjSOkPXPhj9gnR32) and will notify people if you are being offered a spot in the training. We will close applications at the end of Saturday, March 16th; please return this email/respond before then!

Please practice good security culture (don’t tell us anything you wouldn’t tell to a judge) when filling out this form AND please keep it brief. All responses except your email and the second one are optional and leaving something blank will NOT automatically disqualify you from getting a spot in the training. Answering more questions gives us more chances to get to know you

If offered a spot, you’ll then have until March 30th to accept the spot and pay a deposit of $10.**

*** MORE ABOUT THE TRAINING ***
We offer 20 hour street medic trainings several times a year. Our trainings are open to people of any skill level and many kinds of abilities; we encourage physicians, herbalists, & EMTs to attend our trainings as strongly as we do people with no first aid or care work background. Our trainings are comprehensive, focusing on preparation, actions, and aftercare–and participants leave with tools useful for medicking at every major summit protest and with friends, family, and neighbors. Our trainings are intensive, with one evening session and two long days, and include a lot of hands-on practice and realistic scenarios. We strive to make our trainings accessible, safe and supportive for all people, and will work with you beforehand to make sure your needs are met.

Our trainings include:

— The why’s what’s, how’s and ethics of street medicking
— Action preparedness
— Patient assessment, basic first aid skills, and life-saving techniques
— Red Flags, when to call 911, and how to interact with Emergency Medical Services
— Police violence and chemical weapons
— Introduction to use of herbs in the streets and for aftercare
— Packing your first aid kit
— And much more!

* If filling out this form in writing doesn’t meet your needs, please send us an email (rosehipmedics@gmail.com) with a phone number and we can contact you to take your application over the phone.
**If paying this would represent a significant financial hardship/barrier, please let us know and we can discuss other options.

About street medic history and organizations: http://medic.wikia.com/wiki/Street_medic

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