Free School University Saturday 15th, all classes
meet at the the wall, north end of Dewey Sq
2:30-3:30 pm TAKING BACK OUR ECONOMY!
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SOLIDARITY ECONOMY with Julie Matthaei
Economic practices and institutions based on the values of the Occupy Wall Street movement — cooperation, sustainability, equity in all dimensions, political and economic democracy, community, diversity, solidarity, and nonviolence – exist all over the world. They are growing rapidly now in response to the failings of the dominant, self-interest and profit-only motivated economy. Beginning the in 1990s, academics and activists from every continent have begun to use the term “the solidarity economy” (SE) to capture the commonality among this diverse universe of alternative practices and institutions, and the core differences between them and dominant economic practices and institutions. Fair trade, socially responsible consumption and investment, whistle blowing, and cooperatives — are already familiar to most in the US. Others are less well known. In this workshop, we will discuss key practices and institutions of the solidarity economy, focusing on the U.S., but with a few examples from Brazil and Canada. We will look at ways in which we can participate in the solidarity economy in every aspect of our economic lives — from consumption and work to savings, investment, entrepreneurship, and exchange. Hand-outs with information, resources, and links will be provided.
3pm Consensus Workshop
‘Conflict & Consensus’ & Consensus for Cities’
Author, C.T. Butler co –founder of Food Not Bombs
Food Not Bombs is running Occupy Boston’s kitchen
The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series
SAT, 3:30 – Nicole Aschoff- Sociology Dept. Boston University,
“Neo-liberal Dispossession and the Demand for Demands”
5:30pm, Whiteness and Ally-Ship: Discussion limited to 30
A dialogue on whiteness both in larger society and in the Occupy movement: a discussion regarding how to work towards becoming an ally for those who experience oppression. Open to all, regardless of level of understanding identity politics. This is however, not an overarching discussion of identity and privilege/power/oppression, rather specifically intended to focus-in on how whiteness shapes the American consciousness, specifically the liberal consciousness of many of the movement’s participants. All materials will be provided by the facilitator.
Brittni Reilly-Site Coordinator/AmeriCorps* National Direct
LIFT-Cambridge c/o The Cambridge Multi-Service Center
Phone: 617.349.6294 Fax: 617.349.6333
11:00am and 12:00pm, Sunday
Children’s Storytimes w. Clara meet at the info table
We will be reading stories, singing songs, and doing rhymes with a radical
twist! Ideal for kids ages 3-8, but everyone is welcome. Adults are
encouraged to participate with their children.
1pm Children’s Radical Sing-a-long
Come learn songs from a variety of protest traditions: from the labor
movement to the civil rights movement and more! For kids of all ages and
1pm, Sunday Our assets may be frozen, but not our fingers! knit-in
Our assets may be frozen, but not our fingers! Come knit some warmth for fellow occupiers, or donate your scrap yarn to the cause. Patterns for hats and mittens will be available, as well as some yarn and a few needles, and of course, fellow yarn enthusiasts. The Knit-In kicks off Sunday at and materials will continue to be available indefinitely. With Katy Meet at the FSU soap box
2:30-3:30 Sun. Talking to People Passing By
Given our fantastically central location, we have pedestrian traffic coming by all day and evening. Some are naturally excited by what we are doing; some are put off. How can we make conversations with curious onlookers with varying levels of interest and a wide range of political orientations as productive as possible? Through discussion and role plays, this one hour workshop will help protesters to more effectively communicate with people who pass by our site, so that we all leave more energized than we were before.
Bio: Elana Wolkoff, Ph.D. is an educational psychologist that has worked in public and charter schools in Boston and surrounding suburbs, taught as an adjunct instructor at Northeastern University and provided community mediation services.
FSU is in great need of a greeter on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
and in need of a canopy, a bull horn, clipboard … signage, a new soap box.
more to come … Noam Chomsky, October 23rd-Immigrant Forum