A workshop by Puck and Jen-Mei. Feel free to RSVP on the Facebook event page.
A lot has been written lately about the zombie apocalypse, and for sure we should be concerned. Although some people think that a zombie invasion is less likely than, say, a devastating earthquake, the truth is that it is at least as likely. After all, if the big one hit CA today, there’s a good chance that it would bring out the zombies* … or at the very least create a situation where zombie defensive training could be put to good use.
After this workshop, you should be able to, based on a perfunctory awareness of crowd control techniques used throughout history (parade planning guidelines, police training manuals, guerrilla warfare texts, and a brief overview and analysis of contemporary riots), anticipate the hasty decisions often made by panicking crowds, the response of the police and other armed forces, and organize quickly in the moment to assist the injured, evacuate or defend especially vulnerable populations, preempt harm and the seizure of control from power-hungry opportunists of all stripes. Or at least be further along on the path to be able to do so**.
We will also answer questions such as:
- What do we do if the zombies are organized and armed (we hear that tear gas, batons, and riot shields are popular among the zombie set these days)?
- How do we tell when zombies are just hanging around and when they are getting ready to strike?
- How do we make sure that all members of our community are accounted for?
- How do we alert each other as things change?
This workshop is kid-friendly, and people of all ability levels are encouraged to attend and will be supported in our activities.
*Also applies to imperialist extra-terrestrials, minute-men, roving bands of manarchists, maurading macktivists and other dangerous invaders.
**This is the first time we’re doing this workshop, and so this is a learning process for us, too. We’ll have a couple workshops in the Bay Area before taking this show on the road to the APOC Convergence.
Photo by Michael R Perry