This is not a single “day of action”, but instead a wave of daily civil disobedience from August 20th – September 3rd.
The current plan is to commit a simple, sit-in style action at The White House fences mid-morning every day from the 20th to the 3rd.
The demonstration begins at 10 AM and usually wraps up by 1:00 PM.
To participate in the action, you should plan to be in Washington, DC for three days: one for travel and training, one for the sit-in itself, and a 3rd day just in case there are any potential legal issues. (We hope not, but better to err on the side of caution – as we can’t be 100% confident what the police will do.)
There will be nightly trainings which all participants are requested to attend before they take part in the sit-in. This training will cover specific plans for the next day, legal issues, and basic theories of civil disobedience. Even if you have attended trainings like this before, please make time to attend – we will be covering issues unique to this action that you will need to know about for the following day.
Trainings will begin at 5 pm and run until around 9 pm, and include a group meal.
Two local churches have generously provided us space for trainings. Nightly trainings will take place at either:
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 1525 Newton St. NW (Corner of Newton and 16th Streets)
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church at 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW (Mt. Vernon Square)
Here is the schedule for training locations:
August 19th – St. Stephen’s
August 20th – St. Stephen’s
August 21st – Mount Vernon
August 22nd – St. Stephen’s
August 23rd – St. Stephen’s
August 24th – Mount Vernon
August 25th – Mount Vernon
August 26th – St. Stephen’s
August 27th – St. Stephen’s
August 28th – Mount Vernon
August 29th – St. Stephen’s
August 30th – St. Stephen’s
August 31st – St. Stephen’s
September 1st – Mount Vernon
September 2nd – Mount Vernon
If you have any questions, please contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org