Chicago Action Medical hosted a protest health and safety training co-sponsored by Students for Health Equity in late April of this year. Students for Health Equity or SHE is a UChicago student group that organizes around health care justice on the south side. In this short training, we discussed tips for staying healthy and safe while protesting! We covered what to bring and what not to bring to a protest, how to be prepared for different weather conditions, working with a buddy, police weapons and tactics, know your rights, jail support and did an eye flush demo.
Here are some pictures from Students for Health Equity from the training. If your organization is interested in a health and safety or a longer 20+ hour street medic training, feel free to contact us at email@example.com or get in touch through our Facebook page or our twitter.
Some tips for what to say from our handout if the police approach you, detain you at a protest, come to your house and try to serve a warrant or want to come in your house.
A booklet from the Center for Constitutional Rights about what to do if you or your organization is approached by federal law enforcement.
Eye flush demos in the spring sun!