Simon McKibbin will be running a de-escalation training on Zoom to prepare anyone who would like to take on the role of de-escalator at actions. De-escalation brings together active listening and elements of non-violent communication to provide strategies to de-escalate tricky situations at actions. This isn't the same as outreach - it's not about persuading people to come round to our views, or explaining what we're doing - it's about really listening to people's concerns, and in doing that hopefully making a connection with people who are angry or frustrated when they encounter XR actions. If that sounds interesting to you, come along to the training and give it a try at your next action. Link: Meeting ID: 889 6575 3667 Passcode: Saturday