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/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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/