Advocacy: Protests & Civil Disobedience
This section outlines how you can effectively demonstrate, protest, and express your voice. Below are applicable resources to use and safety tips to follow.
First Time at a Protest?
1) The National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense provides legal observers for protests & legal support for protesters in the event of an arrest. They wear neon green hats.
Write their number on your arm in permanent marker before going to an event.
SF/Bay Area: 415-285-1011
2) Check out this blog for some helpful first time advice.
3) More resources below.
A Few Key Tips:
1) If applicable, use or "donate" your privilege to stand up for people at rallies who are more likely to be targeted by police and opponents of your cause
2) Always remember to follow the lead of those most affected by what you are protesting.
Infographic with basic information about how to stay safe at protests.
Link to page with full guide and one page handout (available in English & Spanish).