Sign up to Volunteer for Peace & Planet

The following request for volunteers comes from Stephen Polk, one of our coordinators for the Peace & Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World.
  • If you’re available to volunteer 4/24-4/26, please sign up here.
  • If you are able to marshal the march and rally on the 26th, please contact Stephen directly to RSVP by 4/20 at spolk@afsc.org or 303-638-4031.
  • If you’re are interested in volunteering or tabling for UFPJ, please call and leave a message for Matt at (614) 943-3845.
See the details for volunteering for the Peace and Planet Mobilization (Conference/March &Rally) below: Volunteers Peace and Planet Mobilization is fast approaching—less than two weeks away! We still need volunteers and marshals to make this event a success. We are calling on you to volunteer your time on the weekend of April 24-26. This is a great opportunity for young and old, newcomers and veterans to play a critical in our mobilization. Please fill out our volunteer sign-up form here, and be sure to be specific about the days and times you are available.http://www.peaceandplanet.org/volunteer-in-nyc-april-24-26/ Please send this out to your friends, family and networks! SECURITY MARSHAL TRAINING FOR PEACE AND PLANET MOBILIZATION, SUNDAY APRIL 26 When/Where Wednesday April 22, 6:30 – 9:30 PM All Souls Church 1157 Lexington Ave. Bet. 79th and 80th St. What The Peace and Planet rally, march and festival is taking place on Sunday April 26th from12:00 noon to 6:00pm, beginning at Union Square North in NYC and ending at the United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. We are creating a critically important and dedicated team of marshals to provide security and to ensure that this event is safe and successful. No prior experience is necessary, though we do ask that you take this responsibility seriously. Through this training and marshaling experience, you will learn essential aspects of any mass mobilization. Please read the Security Marshal Team Description below. Requirements
  • availability on Wednesday April 22nd from 6:30-9:30pm
  • availability on April 26th from 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • ability to traverse 2 miles alongside the march route
  • ability to communicate clearly
  • ability to work in unity as a team
  • commitment to active non-violence
  • willingness to nonviolently and creatively intervene with marchers or others to maintain the peaceful order of the march.
  • commitment to the safety of all marchers.
RSVP with Stephen Polk by Monday April 20th at 4:00pm. Email: spolk@afsc.org Phone: 303-638-4031
SECURITY MARSHALS TEAM DESCRIPTION In the time honored tradition of protest marches and demonstrations, the Security Marshals are a proud and vital part of all large political mobilizations. We are not expecting any problems during the Peace & Planet rally, march and festival, but we need to be proactive to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Most visibly, the Marshal teams protect the front line of any march and the stage of any rally, as well as monitoring and controlling all key areas of our event. However the Marshals protect the security and integrity of the entire mobilization. Marshals serve as the eyes and ears of leadership, and provide a friendly and helpful face to all participants, thus allowing everyone to remain safe and feel empowered by our collective activism. Marshals also serve as a buffer between our participants and the police, right wing agitators and provocateurs. By maintaining the peace and preventing disturbances, we allow the mobilization to take place as planned, and as such, the media must report on our presence and our message instead of focusing upon any problems or confrontations. We accomplish all this through non-violent, disciplined and coordinated team work. No one ever acts alone, or outside the principles of respect, integrity, unity and non-violence. No prior experience is necessary, as all Marshals will attend a special 3 hour non-violence / conflict intervention training prior to the march. We welcome everyone, but if you sign up for this team, your commitment is required and taken seriously.

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