Upcoming Events

Hey friends,

I am excited about this fall.  Between the book tour, offering a new training – Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training and lots of actions on climate and migration, it is going to be a busy one.   I’ve been working on the National Team of Extinction Rebellion US and will be meeting with or offering training to local groups where ever I go.  XR US has an explicit commitment to work in solidarity with other movements and has already been in the streets protesting ICE, detention centers, fossil fuel extraction and white supremacists.   These trainings are for everyone — solidarity and collective action — between our movements is essential to face what we are up against.

If you would like to support me on this tour, donations can be made here:  PayPal.Me/shutitdownnow  A tax deductible donation can be made to my Organizing for Power project.   http://trainersalliance.org/donate/

with gratitude and respect!

See you in the book stores, training halls and in the streets!

November – December Tour
November 13: Shut It Down Action Book Discussion with the George Wiley Center and the FANG Collective

TIME: 7:00-9:00 PM
LOCATION: George Wiley Center, 32 East Ave. Pawtucket, Rhode Island

November 14: Civil Disobedience, Social Change and Activism with the UMass Law Chapter of the National Lawyers Guilda and the UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center

TIME: 12:00 Noon
LOCATION: UMASS Dartmouth, Woodland Commons

November 19: Shut it Down: Effective Activist Tactics for the 21st Century at ACC

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702  Room 8100.

November 24: Shut It Down Book Event with the Earth Defense Coalition

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: SEIU Building, 5585 Pershing Ave. St. Louis

November 25: Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training

Hosted by Real Local Control and Effective Civilian Review-CAPCR
TIME: 6:30-8:00
LOCATION: Deaconess Foundation 1000 N. Vanderventer Ave. St. Louis

November 30:  Another World is Possible, WTO + 20 and the Justice Movement Today!  Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary Shut Down of the WTO in Seattle.

TIME: 10:00 AM Opening Panel
12:45 Escalating Resistance Training
LOCATION: The Great Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue) Seattle, WA 98101

December 3: Shut It Down Book Event at Third Place Books

TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave. S, Seattle, Washington 98118

December 6: Extinction Rebellion and Shutting It Down at the National Network for Justice (NNJ) Great Lakes Strategy Exchange

TIME: 6:30
LOCATION: Lansing, Michigan (by invite only)

December 8: Shut it Down at Everyday Reads Bookstore

TIME: 1:00-3:00 PM
LOCATION: Everyday Reads, 2019 East Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI

December 11: Shut It Down Book Event in Philly!

TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Penn Book Center, 130 S. 34th St Philadelphia, PA 19104

December 12: Escalating Resistance Training with XR Philly!



September 3:  Star Bar Book Event and Release Day Celebration with Nicole Carty and L.A. Kauffman, two great organizers and direct actionists1

TIME: 5:30-8:00
LOCATION:  214 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11237 1.718.821.1100
(½ a block from the Jefferson Stop on the L Train)

September  4: Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training with Extinction Rebellion NYC

TIME: 6:30-9:30
LOCATION: Come Back Daily,  381 Broadway, New York City

September 6: Red Emma’s Book Event

LOCATION: 1225 Cathedral St,  Baltimore, MD
With Friends: https://withfriends.co/event/2331679/lisa_fithian_presents_shut_it_down
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/650079082067778/
Our site: https://redemmas.org/events/1413-lisa-fithian-presents—shut-it-down-

September 7:  Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training with books!

TIME:  1:00-4:00pm
LOCATION:  Saint Stephens Church, 1525 Newton Street NW

Sept 8:  Shut It Down Book Event and Discussion with local organizers David Thurston and Sebi Medina-Tayac, who recently returned from Hong Kong!

TIME: 4:00-6:00pm
LOCATION:  Eaton Hotel, Crystal Room, 1201 K St NW
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shut-it-down-stories-from-a-fierce-loving-resistance-with-lisa-fithian-tickets-70813189155

September 13: Shut It Down Book Event with Book Editor Katherine Don!
Women and Children First Bookstore

LOCATION:  5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

September 14: Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training

with Extinction Rebellion Chicago!
TIME:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  UIC Gallery, 400 South Peoria Street

September 15:  Shut it Down Book Reading in Boulder CO

TIME: 2:30-3:30
LOCATION: Barnes and Noble,  2999 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80301

September 15:  Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training

with Extinction Rebellion CO and Abolish ICE Denver
TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM
LOCATION: First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette St. Denver CO

September 16: Shut It Down Book Event

Sponsored by KFFR 88.3 FM Community Radio for Winter Park, the Fraser Valley and the Headwaters of the Colorado
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St. Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202

September 17:  Shut It Down Book Event with Rainforest Action Network

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION:  The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia St, San Francisco, California 94110

September 24:  Shut It Down Book Event and Training  

with Extinction Rebellion
TIME: 6:30-9:00
LOCATION: The Old Church,1422 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/escalating-resistance-mass-rebellion-training-feat-lisa-fithian-tickets-71568351867?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

September 29: Porter Square Books – Be the Change Lecture Series 

TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: 25 White Street, Cambridge, MA

September 30 : Shut It Down Book Event and Training!

Pioneer Valley Workers Center/ Odyssey Books, UMASS Amherst
TIME: 6:00PM
LOCATION: 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA

October 1: Shut It Down Book Event

with Extinction Rebellion Vermont Groups and 350 Vermont
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
LOCATIONS: Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington VT

October 2:  Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training

with Extinction Rebellion VT and 350 Vermont
TIME:  5:00-9:00 PM
LOCATION: Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. Montpelier, VT 05602

Oct 4: Shut It Down Book Event at African Roots Center

African Roots Center Events Page:
TIME: 6:00
LOCATION: African Roots Center, 43 Gill St, Kingston, NY 12401

Oct 5:  Book Event at Oblong Books

TIME:  6:00 PM
LOCATION: Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St Suite 6, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Oct 10:  Book Event with Frances Fox Piven and Stephen Lerner 

Sponsored by CUNY Political Science Department and CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
TIME:  6:00 PM
LOCATION: Graduate Center, City University of New York,  365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Oct 12:  Austin Shut It Down Book Event and Party

TIME:  4:00 – 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Vortex Theater, 2307 Manor Road, Austin TX

Nov. 9:  Shut It Down Book Reading and Workshop

Corpus Christi Social Forum