Members of the Ruckus family were in Istanbul for two weeks this June, spreading skills to 500 climate activists from around the globe at Global Power Shift.
Ruckus folks were spreading and exchanging skills from action strategy to nonviolent direct action to creative activism…. and picking up some skills to bring home, too (like new body maneuvers to stave off police water cannons)!
It was a powerful time to be in Turkey, to visit Taksim Square and hear first hand stories from Turkish people and organizers. We had an opportunity to share some support with local organizers as well.
Now we’re in conversation with organizers from six countries about sharing action skills and building trainer bases in their home countries as well. Exciting time to be teaching and learning!