Archive for October, 2013

Some rad folks from the TAC group will be hosting a Hamilton-area medic training for activists!

It will take place on Sunday November 17th, 2013 from 12 noon – 6pm in room 318 in the McMaster Students Centre (MUSC 318). The room is accessible, and is close to public transit (1 King, 5 or the 51) with tons of bike racks out front and coffee available to lure you inside on a Sunday!

The training will be free (though there will be a donation jar!) and is meant to prepare individuals to provide basic aid to fellow activists at demos or actions, covering the basics (wound care, including burns) as well as how to assess, treat and mitigate police inflicted injuries such as trauma (batons, rubber/foam bullets, crush) and chemical weapon treatment & aftercare.

The day will be fairly intense and compact, with theory and lots of practical. Feel free to bring your own pencils/paper if you want to take notes on the theory portion, though a basic handout/zine will be available.

Also it will be a long day, so bring a lunch or snacks (we’re not sure what’s around and will be open).

NOTE: we will be practising eyewashes/pepper spray decontamination with saline. If you’re interested in participating in this exercise we recommend that you not wear any eye makeup on the day-of (or come prepared to wash it off before-hand), unless of course you’d like to experience a real full-length eyewash, ’cause that shit hurts.

If you can, please rsvp to TACstreetmedics@gmail.com to let us know you’ll be attending (so we can get an estimate on numbers).

Here is a map of McMaster Campus  and a map of the Student Center

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