Denver SURJ Direct Action Support Team Application (for January 2020 training)
The Direct Action Support Team (DAST) is a group of trained volunteers who support actions or protests as accomplices (ex: marshals, witnesses, legal watch, perimeter guards, etc.) lead by leaders of color. As DAST volunteers, we commit to be 1.) Accountable to leadership of color 2.) Responsive to calls within 24 hours- even if to say 'no'. 3.) Open to feedback. 4.) Willing to make ourselves available with minimal notice. 5.) Support a minimum of four events per year. If you would like to join this team and are ready to commit to this work, please fill out the below application.
The Denver SURJ is excited that you are interested in joining our Direct Action Support Team! Please submit this application by midnight on January 4, 2020.
Saturday, January 25th
9am - 5pm
Location provided upon acceptance
Light breakfast and full lunch provided
There is a suggested $20 - 50 sliding scale donation to attend the training, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
**Registration Process - DUE by 1/4/2020
1. Fill out this online form
2. You will be contacted for a brief phone conversation
Once you submit your application, we'll follow-up with an email notification with next steps for a phone call. All registrants will receive confirmation of being accepted to the training by January 11, 2020. If you would prefer a paper or verbal application process, please email at
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Direct Action Support Team Training Information for January 25th, 2020
The DA Support Team Training is 8 hours: Saturday, January 25th from 9am - 5pm. Are you able to attend the entire training?
Yes, I can commit to attend the fill 8-hr training
No, I am not available for the full training but I would like to have information about the next training
No, I would like to start by shaddowing an action before I decide to commit
Do you have an accessibility, dietary, childcare, transportation, breastfeeding, learning accommodation needs, etc.?
How did you hear about the Denver SURJ Direct Action Support Team?
Do you know any Denver SURJ leader(s) personally?
If yes, who?
Please list two people and their phone numbers who can attest to you being a good fit for the DA Team. (We will call these folks, so you may want to let them know to expect a call)
Have you ever been to an action before?
I don't know
If Yes, please briefly describe any actions that you have attended
Do you have any marshaling or other direct action support role experience? (Marshaling or other direct action support role experience is not required. "No" is a fine answer!)
If Yes, please describe your prior marshaling experience.
The Direct Action Support Team (DAST) is a group of trained volunteers who support actions or protests as accomplices (ex: marshals, witnesses, legal watch, perimeter guards, etc.) As DAST volunteers, we commit to be 1.) Accountable to leadership of color 2.) Responsive to calls within 24 hours- even if to say 'no'. 3.) Open to feedback. 4.) Willing to make ourselves available with minimal notice. 5.) Support a minimum of four events per year.
Looking at the above description, what interests you about being a member of the Direct Action Support Team?
Looking at the above description, are there parts of the commitment that you think you might struggle with/need support for?
How do you understand accountability to leadership of color?
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