MG Earth Skills #4: Direct Action Resilience

Saturday, Dec 8th

Time: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Richmond High School (1250 23rd St, Richmond – between Alfreda Blvd and Sanford Ave)
This is a 7 min bike ride, 25 min walk, or a quick bus ride on the 76 line, from Richmond BART.
If you take the 76 bus from the BART station, there are buses scheduled for 9:16am and 9:46am leaving from Richmond BART.  It will drop you off about 5 blocks away from the school. Walk South down 23rd St.

RSVP by Nov 30th! See info below.

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In order for our communities to be truly resilient, self-sufficient and able to thrive in a time of compounded stress factors and scarcity (money, services, etc.), we must be able to provide critical services and resources to our communities without depending on the government and corporations who have never prioritized our health and safety.

In this day-long training we will center ourselves in MG’s concept of Resilience-Based Organizing and restoring our relationship to our own work and to the places we call Home. We will share multiple strategic tools for building life-boats for our families, neighborhoods and broader communities. Specifically, we will learn about reclaiming land and housing, and building community institutions as alternatives to 911.


We will be offering 2 training tracks featuring the following topics/skills:


Occupation Order of Operations: Learn the series of planning and implementation steps that it takes to successfully carry out a land or housing occupation.

Legalities of Squatting & Occupying: What are the laws around entering and making use of vacant property? How can we use existing laws to take land and housing successfully and safely?


People’s Medics: See an example of an alternative to 911 in communities that experience street and/or domestic violence and are neglected by the system.

Transformative Justice with Critical Resistance: Healing our communities from the traumas of generational violence and building an alternative to the cops in our neighborhoods.


What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes for indoor and outdoor activities – including layers in case it’s chilly!
  • Notebook and pencil for taking notes
  • A donation for MG!

What you receive:

  • Skills and reference materials you can take home!
  • Meet and learn along side others working for justice & resilience in their communities!
  • Healthy & delicious Lunch!

Earth Skills Trainings are FREE and open to the public

Childcare & translation available!

For more information and to RSVP by Fri Nov 30, please contact Carla M. Pérez at:

510.649.1475 or