Upcoming Events

Hey friends,

The Shut It Down Book and Training Tour continues in 2020!  I’m excited to continue to carry my stories and lessons to new communities organizing resistance to climate injustice, fascism, migrant detention, attacks on reproductive justice and more.  With the elections upon us, we know that our movements are pivoting toward Nov.  But lets remember that protests can swing elections. Let keep the pressure up in the streets and at the Conventions. The Escalating Resistance Trainings were originally designed for Extinction Rebellion, but they are good for everyone!  I look forward to seeing you at the events, the trainings or in the streets, especially this April as we strike and rise for climate justice!

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.

I am now participating in Patreon if you’d like to become a regular sustainer of my work!

with gratitude and respect!

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

2020…The SHUT IT DOWN Tour Continues!

February 20, The Bosslight Bookstore Shut It Down Event!

TIME: 6:00
LOCATION: 123 E. Main Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961Thanks to Kathy Redmond and all the KXL Pipeline fighters who are still in the fight for justice!

March 8:   Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training,

Hosted by Houston Extinction Rebellion!
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W 26th St.  Houston TX  77008

March 9:  Bold Action Training, Justice for Janitors

TIME:  All Day

March 13:   Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training, Austin

Hosted by Extinction Rebellion Austin
TIME:  6:00 PM
LOCATION: Wildflower Church, 1314 E Oltorf Street, Austin, TX

March 15: SXSW: A Conversation with Social Justice Activist, Lisa Fithian

In conversation with Steven Rosenbaum!
TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

March 19: GLIDE and Grace Cathedral host Community Thursday What Brings Us Together

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: GLIDE, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA

“Can I Really Make a Difference?” Problems are many. Solutions feel elusive. Take heart: change is possible, and you are not alone! Activist Lisa Fithian will share stories, insights and best practices from her over 40 years of leadership in community organizing. It will be an empowering evening, leaving attendees with a sense of possibility, direction and hope for the future.

March 27:  Shut It Down Book Event in Dallas

TIME: 6:00 Reception, 7:00 Book Event

March 28: Escalating Resistance Training, Dallas

TIME: Afternoon

May 7: Shut It Down, Stories from a Fierce Loving Resistance

Hosted by the Media Alliance
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: The Sanctuary for  Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue
North Troy, New York

May 8: Escalating Resistance Training

TIME: 11:00 – 2:00 PM
LOCATION: The Sanctuary for  Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue
North Troy, New York


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

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!