This guide was created to easily share information for new and experienced protestors to protect themselves. Activist information is often shared via PDF through private, anonymous channels for security. In 2020, folks who want to show up don’t have the time, network, or resources to find buried information. This guide compiles written and oral history tactics and tips into a format that is fully open and accessible.
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Plans for future development
- Translation and localization
- Simpler, more concise text (goal: Grade 5 reading level)
- Additional text information
- Additional infographics
- Additional glossary entries
- Additional resource links
This guide aims to be a broad resource for participation in demonstration. It is not a toolkit for organizing. It is not a comprehensive resource for everything relating to a protest. It is not a news round-up.
Content should be as accurate as possible, with a focus on quality over quantity. Text is written at a Grade 6-7 reading level checked via Hemingway app.
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