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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

Training to Support Grassroots Efforts to Ban Fracking

Feb 15, 2016 04:11PM

Food and Water Watch is organizing a participatory training to help community members fight the Pinelands pipeline, a 22-mile fracked gas pipeline that was approved at the last regularly scheduled 2015 meeting of the Board of Public Utilities. The training will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., February 13, at Medford Friends Meeting House.

Attendees will learn about direct action, a method of undertaking actions that directly confront and challenge the current system of injustice within their community. Taught by Zein Nakhoda from Training for Change, participants will learn about the history and philosophy of direct action, hear updates about the Pinelands Pipelines, explore how direct action links with strategic campaigns and learn how to form an affinity group and develop actions as part of a campaign that creates leverage and applies escalating creative pressure on decision making.

Suggested donation: $20. Lunch is included. Location: 14 Union St., Medford. For more information or to register, call Lena Smith at 732-839-0878 or visit

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