One Big J20 Readiness Post + Aftercare / Legal Aid Night

Taking Care of Yourself + Your Friends

Here’s a reminder that none of us has to do this alone.  Please read, print, and share these two handouts, one produced by the National Lawyers Guild Portland Chapter and the other our own Protest Safety/Chem Weapons flier.

Protest Safety & Chem Weapons Handout

NLG Know Your Rights + J20 Aftercare Handout


Bring a buddy, layers, snacks and water.  Consider eye and mouth protection in case of chemical weapons. But most of all, show up for yourself and for one another.


“We have a duty to fight for our freedom. We have a duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains”  — Assata Shakur

J20+ Aftercare and Legal Aid Night

 Tues. Jan 24th 6-9pm ; Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave

Come receive herbal, acupuncture, bodywork, first aid, and legal guidance at this J20 Aftercare Session. Tea and snacks will be served.

The event is free and open to all–primarily intended for those taking part in the J20, Women’s March, NAACP march, immigrants march, and other events surrounding the 2017 inauguration. The goal is to help those subjected to police violence, arrest, injury, illness, and stress by this round of protests or by the combined and intolerable effects of weather and political season. This will include both a brief program and opportunities to meet 1:1 with care providers

National Lawyers Guild attorneys, legal workers, and law students will be available to discuss legal options around police interactions and charges, and to help point folks towards possible next steps.


Accessibility: The Q Center is wheelchair accessible, offers gender neutral bathrooms, and is on the Bus 4 line (7 blocks from MAX Yellow line). Though a community center for the LGBTQ community, all are welcome. To make this as inclusive a space as possible and to be good guests, we ask all volunteers and participants to ask rather than assume pronouns, observe people’s emotional and physical boundaries, and consider the impact of language and behavior.

Volunteering: Organizers seek volunteer body workers, herbalists, energy healers, and other modalities of care workers to care for attendees free of charge. Volunteers are asked to email or PM the organizers to inquire about requirements and timing.

Facebook Event


Schedule of Events –

This list will be updated as we hear of new events.  If you are a trained street medic and looking to plug into medic infrastructure, email or find us at the events in Red Ductape crosses.

Thu Jan 19

4:00pm – 7:30pm : PSU: Anti-Betsy DeVos Walkout – Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Fri Jan 20  —  Inauguration

2:00pm – 5:00pm: Student Walkout on Trump’s Inauguration – Smith Memorial Student Union, Southwest Broadway, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, United States

2:30pm – 9:00pm : Queers Rise Up Feeder – Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

3:30pm – 9:00pm: Rise Up and Resist Fascism (main event)- Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR, United States

5:30pm – 8:00pm: Mystery “Oregonians Against Trump” Protests ; no clear information

Sat Jan 21

10:00am – 11:30am : United Front Against the Trump Agenda – Shemanski Park, 1010 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

12:00pm – 4:00pm : Women’s March on Portland – Tom McCall Waterfront Park, NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209, USA  Medical infrastructure organized internally, mostly by nurses and licensed providers.  Street medics are invited to plug in, show up at Waterfront Bicycle (10 SW Ash) at 11:30 am to orient

Sun Jan 22

12:00pm – 2:00pm : Queer Speak Out – Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Tue Jan 24

6:00pm – 9:00pm : Aftercare & Legal help – Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217, National Lawyers Guild & Rosehip Medics Event

Sat Jan 28

10:00am – 1:00pm: March and Rally for Justice and Equity – Northeast Holladay St and Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR, United States

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Getting Ready: Protest Safety Workshops & Call for Patient Volunteers



  • 6-9 pm, Friday Jan 13th: Cramer Hall 150, Portland State University (1721 SW Broadway, PDX)
  • 11a-1pm, Sat Jan 14th at PICA, 415 SW 10th Ave) for the First 100 Days-United in Resistance event
  • 2-5pm, Sat Jan 14th at Sunnyside Community House (3520 SE Yamhill St) for Stand Together: A Day of Action Workshop
  • Please follow for other dates; if you want to host a workshop, email us

During this 2-3 hour workshop, we discuss ways to prepare yourself for the next demonstration, occupation, or whatever else may be on the horizon. We cover everything from warm layers (no cotton!) to jail support and the proper treatments for pepperspray. Free and open to all.

No pre-registration required for Friday’s event, which is wheelchair accessible and includes a nearby gender neutral bathroom. Check out the other facebook events for RSVP and accessibility information.



Call for Patient Volunteers,   Jan 7th, 8th, & 15th

volunteer-unicornIn anticipation of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration on Jan 20th, Rosehip is doing something we’ve never tried before: 3 street medic trainings in 2 months (!!!)

But we very much need your help to train these new medics to support protesters. It’s just a couple hours of your time but makes for the most important and memorable part of our trainings. You needn’t be an amazing actor, and we have patient roles that involve invisible injuries/illnesses as well as those that get fake blood or moulage (let us know your preference)

Email to sign up as a patient volunteer this Sat and/or Sun (Jan 7th  & 8th) 2:30-5pm each day – or next Sunday (Jan 15th) around mid-day (exact time TBA).  We’ll send you details and try to answer your questions as well.




January 15th the Rosehip Medic Collective will offer an 8-hour Street Medic Bridge Training.  This is a training for people with current or recent medical training and experience (EMTs, Wilderness First Responders, nurses, doctors, combat medics, community healthcare workers) and a desire to learn some of the hows and whys of applying that training in settings of protests and liberatory movements.

This one-day training covers much of the same material as our 20 hour Street Medic curriculum, but assumes that participants arrive with a confident grasp of their own patient assessment system and interventions–and builds on that training with street medic practice, anti-oppression approach, responding to police violence, and more.  If you’re interested, but are unsure whether this training is right for you, email us your questions.


Email us asap to reserve your spot now.  This will fill fast!

The training will take place on Sunday, January 15th, 9am-6:30 pm, including 90 minutes of lunch and breaks

What’s a Street Medic?”

Street medics are volunteers with varying degrees and modalities of training who provide basic first aid, comfort care, assessment, and other kinds of assistance to groups and in situations often neglected by traditional institutions–including protests, encampments, disaster areas, marginalized/under-served communities.  Unlike conventional emergency medical services (9-1-1), street medics receive special training around police violence, working with liberatory movements and community organizations, and emphasis on consent and patient autonomy. A 20-hour street medic training is the informal standard across North America for people filling this role. For more about street medics, see the Street Medic Wiki.

Street medics come from all skill levels, as much EMTs, nurses, herbalists, or doctors as people with no formal first aid training or licensure.  The training is holistic, focusing on preparation, actions and aftercare—as well as how to approach offering care in unsafe scenes, for populations that experience many forms of oppression, and with above all strong emphasis on consent.  Participants leave with useful tools and framework to start work as street medics.

This training includes:

  • the why’s, what’s, how’s and ethics of street medicking
  • action preparedness and safety
  • navigating EMS and calls for additional resources in the context of a protest
  • police violence and chemical weapons
  • use of herbs in the streets and for aftercare
  • a realistic scenario to practice your skills in a protest scenario
  • and more!

Registration & logistics

Please email to register, receive logistical information, or have your questions answered.

Location will be accessible by transit, bike, and car/carpool, with elevator access, gender-neutral restrooms, and wheelchair-accessible training space. Childcare and housing can often be arranged, given notice.  We strive to make our trainings accessible, safe and supportive for all people and will work with you beforehand to try to meet your needs and goals. Please email us with questions.

Please note that we ask a $20-50 sliding scale donation, starting with a $10 deposit to hold your place. These funds cover training supplies and support our work in the community. If this ask would represent a barrier to participation, please email us to request alternate arrangements.  Trained street medics are invited to review/refresh any part of the training at no charge or by donation.

Registration is limited & we can only hold spots for folks committed to the whole day. If you don’t have time for the whole training, get in touch–we will be offering shorter Health and Safety workshops and need volunteer patients/other roles to make these trainings a success.


We are looking for people to help us provide food and childcare for this training, free of cost.  We will also require help in the form of volunteer patients and can offer training, eternal appreciation, and sometimes zines or cute merch in return.  Email us at if interested.

ButtonMakers Pattern TemplateFor more information about us and being a street medic, please check out these links:

Rosehip Medic Collective:

Street Medic Wiki:


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