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People's Community Medics
by PCM
Friday Jul 13th, 2012 11:40 AM
Free basic emergency first aid training. . . learn what to do to BEFORE an ambulance arrives for seizures and bleeding traumas like gunshot wounds.

Ever since the tragedy of Katrina in New Orleans we have been told by local, state and federal agencies that in case of a natural disaster or emergency we should be able to take care of ourselves for at least 72 hours and not to expect assistance from local, state or federal agencies for three or more days.

With that in mind, we believe that we need to know how to care for ourselves, family and neighbors at all times. So about a year ago we started planning the People’s Community Medics, we launched our first training on March 17th and have been sharing our knowledge of basic emergency first aid with our community since then. We want everyone in the community to know how to provide basic emergency care for one another until an ambulance arrives for our injured or sick folks in the community.

Please join us this SATURDAY, JULY 14TH at 1:00 p.m. Arroyo Park in East Oakland (near Ritchie & Bancroft) to learn how to treat seizures and bleeding traumas like gunshot wounds.

The People’s Community Medics are pleased and honored to be part of the Kenneth Harding Jr. Weekend for Justice in San Francisco this coming weekend. We will be at the Community Meal on Sunday, July 15th at 3rd and Palou providing free basic emergency first aid training for our friends and family in the San Francisco Bayview neighborhood. We support the Muni Shutdown in solidarity with Kenneth Harding Jr. who was executed by SFPD 1 year ago over a $2 fare. Check out #munishutdown.

FOUR DAYS OF ACTION IN MEMORY OF KENNETH HARDING JR. AND AGAINST ALL RACIST COP MURDER IN OUR COMMUNITIES!

· Friday July 13 Community Speak Out NOI Mosque 26a 3rd & Revere 7pm.

· Saturday July 14th Free community HIP HOP Show at 3-6 p.m., San Francisco City College Mission Campus in the courtyard.

· Sunday July 15th Community Meal, 3rd and Palou St. 10am -2pm.

· Monday July 16th SHUT DOWN MUNI -DON’T RIDE MUNI come to 3rd and Palou at 5 a.m. for a vigil and Market & 14th at 6:00 a.m. all day -- various bus depots actions.

We look forward to seeing you at Arroyo Park on Saturday and in San Francisco for the Muni Shutdown for Justice for Kenneth Harding!!