20 hour Street Medic Training: Register now!

seiu170 This February, we the Rosehip Medic Collective, are putting on a 20-hour Street Medic Training.  Our trainings are holistic and open to people of any skill level, focusing on preparation, actions and aftercare. Participants leave with useful tools whether they plan on being a medic at every major protest or if they simply want basic first aid knowledge for their neighborhood.  The schedule is intensive, with one evening session and two long days that include hands-on practices 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 that your needs are met. Please let us know about any questions or concerns that might prevent you from training!

Of note, we are planning and giving this training on a much shorter time frame than we usually do because of a major increase in need for medics in the Portland area. We’re working hard to make this happen FAST, we will need participants to respond as soon as possible so we can make this happen in the next month!
Our training includes:

  • the why’s, what’s, how’s and ethics of street medicking
  • action preparedness
  • patient assessment, basic first aid skills and life-saving techniques
  • when to call 911 and how to interact with Emergency Medical Services
  • police violence and chemical weapons
  • use of herbs in the streets and for aftercare
  • packing your first aid kit
  • and much more!

The training will take place on the following dates:

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- Friday, February 6th 5pm-9pm

- Saturday, February 7th, 9am-6:30pm

- Sunday, February 8th, 9am-6:30pm

We are not posting the location on the internet, but it will be centrally located (in Portland) and accessible by bike, car and public transportation.

Please note that we ask a $25-50 donation from all participants to cover our costs, but only require a $10 deposit to hold your place (the rest may be paid before or during the training).  People concerned about costs but interested in the training are also encouraged to contact us.

If you are interested in attending this training, please send an e-mail to rosehipmedics@gmail.com to begin the registration process.  Our last training filled rapidly, please get back to us as soon as possible. We are only able to hold spots for participants that can commit to the full training.

For more information about us and being a street medic, please check out these links: 
Rosehip Medic Collective:   http://www.rosehipmedics.org
Street Medic Wiki:   http://medic.wikia.com
Orientation to Street Medicking for Medical Providers:   http://wrttn.in/e08278
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Free Care Night and Alt2EMS Anthology Release — Fri, Jan 30th

 Rosehip Medics are partnering with non-profit cafe Sisters Of The Road to offer a FREE care night for activists and community members in liberatory struggle– and the formal zine release for our long-awaited Alternatives to Emergency Medical Services Anthology, printed by Eberhardt Press.

Free Care Night + Alt2EMS Anthology Zine Release

This will be a great opportunity for some of the hard-working folks fighting for racial justice, housing rights, $15+/hr minimum wage, cop-free campuses, and other social justice struggles in our community to receive some free care. Herbs, acupuncture, bodywork, ‘ask-a-medic’, and jail support prep are just a few of the kinds of care stations we hope to offer free of charge.

When: 6-9pm, Friday Jan 30th

Where: Sisters of the Road Cafe (133 NW Sixth Avenue|Portland, Oregon 97209)

How much: FREE!

Why: Because care work is necessary to sustain radical and liberatory movements.

The basic structure of the event will be a free space for folks to show up, get oriented (and tea, snacks) and receive whatever modalities of care we have available.  There will be no charge (though we and our hosts will gratefully accept donations!)
[Providers and medicine makers interested in volunteering their services for this event are invited to email us at rosehipmedics@gmail.com This event will be a blast!

This event is the third such care night organized by the Rosehip Medic Collective (rosehipmedics.org), returning a second time to Sisters Of The Road, a nonprofit cafe in Oldtown with 36 years of history of mutual aid among housed and unhoused Portlanders.

We will also take approximately 30 mins to introduce our most recently completed zine/pamphlet project, the Alternatives to EMS Anthology–a collection of essays, interviews, and stories by informal and formal care providers working from social justice and community care orientations (read more on the Rosehip homepage). Other zines and schwag will be on sale sliding scale to support Rosehip projects. If you can’t afford to purchase anything, never fear. All our zines are free to download on our website.

Please check out our Facebook page and share with friends.

Hope to see you out in a couple weeks!

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