Many GC students have been involved in direct action recently—including some who were subject to violence while protesting tuition hikes outside the Board of Trustees hearing at Baruch College on November 28, 2011.
- Medical Information: Useful medical supplies, and other preparations; how to deal with tear gas or pepper spray
- Trauma Overview: Symptoms and healing
- Grounding and Centering: Advice for staying calm and collected during a protest
- ANONMEDICS: A resource for Street Medics and Protester Safety
Activist’s Guide to First Aid
We Occupy CUNY has a guide to activist first aid passed on by the Medical working group of the Graduate Center General Assembly, which was prepared by health care workers in Portland, Oregon after the 1999 World Trade Organization protests.
The guide contains the following information:
–What to Bring
–What to Wear
–What Not to Do
- Medication in Jail
- Medical Conditions You May See
- Complicating Conditions
- Psychiatric Conditions
- Pepper Spray and Tear Gas
The guide can be downloaded here.