FSU classes meet at the Wall (north end of Dewey Square: at the bright, orange Soap Box & schedule board, unless otherwise noted).
The most up to date schedule is at: http://www.occupyboston.org/calendar/ FSU classes only list is at: Wiki:http://occupyboston.wikispaces.com/FSU
SUNDAY, October 23
Occupy Boston Immigration Forum from noon until-3pm and continuing with an Open Discussion; was coordinated by Danielle of Simmons College. Thank you for stepping up this time, fantastic line-up. The Immigration Forum is looking for our next organizer info at: mailto:email@example.com>.
12:00pm Opening Address and Welcome, Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE) Current immigrants in the labor force will speak about her/his experience in addition to the work NUBE is doing in East Boston. NUBE’s website states that currently 42% of the residents of East Boston are immigrants and one in five live in poverty making an average of $15,167 and Hispanics making $11,988.
12:30pm Tania Bruguera, Immigrant International Movement: presented by Experience Economies and Artists in Context. Born from Tania Bruguera’s interest in arte útil (“useful art”) and her concerns for the political representation and conditions facing immigrants, Immigrant Movement International is an artist-initiated socio-political movement. Currently operating from a flexible storefront community space in Queens, New York, IM International is a five-year project with a global scope. Its mission is to help define the immigrant as a unique, new global citizen in a post-national world. This is a multi- year project encompassing art and organizing efforts in cities around the world.
1:00pm Opposing Secure Communities and Other Anti Immigrant Attacks and Vigils: Support for Human Rights and Immigrant Workers Rights with Peter Lowber, Steering Committee of Boston New Sanctuary Movement and member of Arlington Street Church Social Action Committee. Mr. Lowber will discuss the history of immigration as well as local immigrant rights and justice groups working within Boston. Topics will include late 19th century immigration from Europe, Chinese Exclusion Act, 1924 Immigration act,1996 Clinton NAFTA and IRAIRA Act criminalizing undocumented subjects, post 911 period, as well as Boston area Immigrant groups such as New Sanctuary Movement, Student Immigrant Movement, Centro Presente, Mass COSH and other groups.
1:30pm Heloisa Maria Galvao, co-founder and the Executive Director of the Brazilian Women’s Group
2:30pm Carlos Rosales, Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative
3:00pm Break Out Discussion Group open to all interested to form a fluid conversation, topic of discussion will be generated by the interest of the group.
Additional FSU classes on Sunday:
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Occupy Boston Writing Workshop: The Other 99%
3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series: Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Teach-In: Movement Building and Organizing Strategies with Marshall Ganz
MONDAY, October 24
5:30 – 6:30pm
Money and Politics: Professor Tom Ferguson
WEDNESDAY, October 26
6:00pm – 7:00pm
The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series: Chand Montrie (UMass Lowell) author of ”A People’s History of Environmentalism in the United States”
THURSDAY, October 27
11:00am – 12:00pm
Van Jones at Occupy Boston
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The Perils of American Democracy, The Institutional Basis Behind Our ‘Broken Politics’: Professor Luis Jimenez
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Drupal Developer – Open Scholar version, needed for a few things:
Context, Internationalization, Media, VOIP, Advanced Calendar, SMS.
Also: a canopy, bull horn, sheet protectors and clip board as well as bright orange fabric, paper … to designate the FSU space.
To schedule presentations: email Rachel@FreeSchoolUniversity.org