FEBRUARY 18 | 730PM | $15 FEBRUARY 18 | 10PM | $12
This ensemble-created performance confronts the issues that led to the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. Striking the heart of the LGBTQ community, this gut-wrenching crime poses many questions. Was this a terrorist attack? A gun control failure? An assault on Orlando’s Latinx community? Is there a master narrative that ties together these seemingly conflicting perspectives? Director Jenna Tamisiea will lead ensemble members, and then audiences, into confrontation with these questions through a provocative performance full of music, heart, and insight, drawing on personal experiences.
Anam Cara produces experimental theatre that empowers artists, promotes equality, challenges thinking, and transforms community. We provide a safe space for artists and audiences to take risks, grow, and collaborate.
An 8 hour class - on the basics of being the medic within a small group during street protest.
Part 1: Health & Safety for Protestors This covers simple tips for preparing to stay in the streets during high-intensity protests and includes: Personal health prep, clothing & gear, situation info and awareness, the better buddy system and post-action care. Also includes protection & treatment for chemical weapons (pepper spray & tear gas).
Part 2: Affinity Group Medic Class. You have the first aid kit! This part focuses on a person's role as medic within an "affinity group" or team during protests and on First Aid skills.
Topics include: what is an affinity group, medical prep for/with the group, being better buddies, kits & gloves, situational awareness/scene assessment, when to call 911 and post action care.
The rest of the time will be spent on as many 1st aid topics as we can cover starting in this order - bleed control, burns, soft & hard splinting, patient move assists, head trauma, difficulty breathing, psych problems. Each skill involves demo & student practice.
This is a hands-on class with time outside and lying on the ground, so dress accordingly. We will work on getting food there for lunch (shout to us if you can help with that!)
This event is hosted by VOLUNTEERS. We are asking for a $10-30 per person donation to pay for training supplies, a donation to the Toy Boat for the space and gas money for trainers coming from away. There will also be starter 1st aid kits and patches available for donation.