Non-Violent Direct Action Training: Resist Mariner East!

May 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
Friends Center Cherry Street 1501 19102 Philadelphia
Event Type:
Greenpeace Official Training
1 person is going

Using the power of our voices and our bodies to fight for what we believe in is more important than ever. We are building the resistance to fracked gas pipelines in Pennsylvania with a focus on Mariner East 2, the construction project that courageous activists at Camp White Pine  in Huntingdon County are currently blocking with a tree sit.

Greenpeace, Resist Sunoco PA, and EDGE Philly are hosting a day of nonviolent direct action training, including de-escalation, action planning, 'know your rights,' and jail support.

Lunch will be provided. 

Sunoco Logistics is building the Mariner East 2 pipeline, set to carry highly pressurized natural gas liquids: butane, ethane, and propane 350m across Pennsylvania from Washington County near Pittsburgh to Marcus Hook, just outside Philadelphia. Sunoco Logistics is a part of Energy Transfer Partners, the same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, and has one of the worst safety records of pipeline companies with more than 200 spills since 2010, including a leak in Berks County from its existing Mariner East 1 pipeline in April. In addition to Camp White Pine, parents and residents in Chester and Delaware Counties are also organizing against the pipeline, where several schools will be in the blast zone if a leak ignites.

Friends Center 
1501 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
The training will be in the Rufus Jones Room, which is to your immediate right as you enter the building.  

Discounted parking is available on the east side of 15th Street, between Race & Cherry Street. Take your parking ticket with you, and ask the Friends Center receptionist to stamp it for the validated parking rate of $15.00 for the day (subject to change). There are numerous other options, including two city-owned garages also across the street, one on 15th Street between Cherry and Arch and one on Cherry Street between 15th and 16th Streets.

Public Transit
Any SEPTA bus route or subway route to the City Hall stop will place you within walking distance of Friends Center.  Take any SEPTA regional rail train to Suburban Station. This is the station between 30th Street and Jefferson. Exit the Station on 15th and JFK Boulevard. Turn left and walk two blocks to Friends Center, which is the red brick building on northwest corner of 15th Street between Race and Cherry Streets. Visit for more information on routes and times.