Resisting Repression: A Movement Building Approach

Historically, all struggles for justice and liberation that threaten the status-quo have faced repression. How can our actions and organizational efforts be effective while also limiting the damage caused by reactionary push-back? Garrett Fitzgerald, former RNC8 defendant and member of the 2008 RNC Welcoming Committee, will share his experience fighting terrorism charges and working on several political legal support committees, while also drawing from the experiences of attendees. What has worked and what has come up short in balancing safety and effectiveness? What tools do we have to do better?

This event will include a pot-luck and is open to the public. Please bring a dish to share if you are able.

Burning Books
Buffalo, NY

Garrett Fitzgerald was one of 8 people charged with “Conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism,” for his work in a collective that facilitated logistics for demonstrators at the 2008 Republican National Convention. He has since worked on support committees for Carrie Feldman and Scott DeMuth (, and CeCe McDonald ( As a part of his ongoing radical work, Garrett and his comrades host events for others in prison or facing repression from the legal systems.


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