Programs

Kuwasi Balagoon Introductory Class

 1st Saturday of the month, 4:00–6:00pm

This class will focus on revolutionary history and theory, and will be an introductory process for joining an array of organizing projects at The Base for the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement. We will go through a brief history of revolutionary politics in the US and abroad, and detail how we orient our struggle towards to the abolitionist movement in the US and the anarchist movement in general.

This is an introductory class for future organizers and we highly suggest new participants take the class.

Kuwasi Balagoon Study Groups

 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 7:00–9:00pm

In this study group we will look at a broad range of historical, political, theoretical, and pragmatic texts to organize and learn more about revolutionary movements and revolution in general. We will look at texts from the Kuwasi Balagoon Liberation School Reader. However, this group will also be participatory so the texts can change depending on the trajectory of particular studies.

Agitation and Political Communication

 2nd Saturday of the month, 4:00–6:00pm

Please attend the Kuwasi Balagoon Introductory Class before attending this class

In this workshop we'll teach you how to communicate your political ideas in the street and elsewhere. Quite often people are intimidated with discussing political ideas in public and we can help give you an introduction into how to become more confident in this process. This workshop will be about two hours.

How to Organize a Political Project

 3rd Saturday of the month, 4:00–6:00pm

Please attend the Kuwasi Balagoon Introductory Class before attending this class

This workshop is designed to help a new generation of anarchists for the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement to learn how to craft and develop political projects. In this workshop we will explain how to choose a good project, how to roll it out, how to create a social media (or regular media) strategy, and how to gauge if it is working well. Furthermore, we will discuss how a new project can and should fit into a larger militant strategy. This workshop is designed for people who came to the introductory class of the Kuwasi Balagoon Liberation School.

Intro to Anarchism

 3rd Friday of the month, 7:00–9:00pm

Anarchism as a political movement has been on the come up all around the globe as capitalism and the state continue to ravage the earth. In this workshop we'll be discussing the fundamentals of anarchist theory and examining it's history as an international movement. Here people who are new to anarchism will learn about the origins of anarchism, it's main theoretical proponents and concepts, and it's social-historical development. After taking this class, one should have a solid grasp of what anarchism is.

Fight Training

 Every Sunday, 7:00–9:00pm

Defense and physical health is increasingly important for revolutionary activity. The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement's participants must be at the forefront of the fight for liberation, and we offer these classes to help train people in basic techniques, while increasingly overall physical health, and increasing comradery and offensive tactics.



Practical Trainings

 Rotating every 4th Saturday of the month, 4:00–6:00pm

Legal Training

This workshop is designed to help revolutionaries understand the legal implications of their projects, and to protect themselves from state repression. The state has, and will continue to target revolutionaries, with programs like COINTELPRO, the green scare, and entrapment cases. We have seen the government disrupt movements just as they are gaining traction. We have designed this workshop to help new participants in the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement understand the complexities of law and repression.

Anti-ICE Training

This workshop will help you understand the intricacies of ICE raids and state oppression against immigrant communities. As part of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement we intend to train new members in strategies in resisting ICE, and helping people from oppressed communities. Join us as we develop strategies to lend assistance to those facing ethnic cleansing and harassment.

First Aid

Revolutionary work, in itself, is dangerous. As the state becomes increasingly fascistic, and unpredictable, and entire communities continue to be exceedingly more criminalized, we need people to be trained in basic first aid techniques. Whether for embattled comrades or people who are victims of hate crimes, the more people learning these tools, the stronger our communities will be. Come to these trainings to develop skills for revolutionary first aid.

How to Handle a Mental Health Crisis

As we develop projects that interface with neighbors, plan defense groups, and offer services that reduce the need for people to call 911, handling a mental health crisis is a primary necessity for keeping our neighborhoods safe.