People's Community Medic Training

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Black Lives Matter Portland says
Become a community first responder! Learn how to help your friends, family, and neighbors in case of medical emergencies or violence. Join #BLMPDX for a street medic workshop with The People's Community Medics! You'll learn basic emergency first aid and ways to keep yourself and your community safe until an ambulance arrives. Donations appreciated but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About the trainers:
"The People's Community Medics were founded in the summer of 2011 by Sharena Thomas and Lesley Phillips. As members of the Oscar Grant Committee we learned that the BART police refused to call an ambulance for 20 minutes for fatally wounded Oscar Grant, despite the passionate pleas for medical help from his friends who were detained at the Fruitvale station by the police. That experience as well as our knowledge that 911 calls often do not result in an ambulance arriving in a timely manner to Black, Brown and poor neighborhoods largely inspired us to teach our people basic emergency first aid so that we can help one another."

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Donate to The People's Community Medics:
Register here: It is not enough to Facebook RSVP due to the capacity of the space that we are using.
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By: Black Lives Matter Portland

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