The FSU Working Group meeting is Friday, 3pm-5pm, 470 Atlantic Ave, Boston (2-blocks from Dewey Square). All are welcome.
Friday, January 13
3:00 – 4:00 pm (Saint Paul’s Cathedral, 138 Tremont St, Boston, MA)
Starting a Non-Profit: The Nuts and Bolts, this teach-in will consider the various types of non-profits, including public lobbies, foundations, and charities, as well as nuts-and-bolts non-profits that provide direct services to the public (such as affordable housing, alternative medicine, and ground-up job training). It will also focus on how the formation of non-profits helps the public lobby and protest movements. The program will include a discussion of what it’s like to be developing and working for a non-profit that provides open-structured learning environments for adults.
Lachlan Youngs is a volunteer peer worker who teaches ceramics, beaded jewelry, and modern music in an open-structured learning environment for adults. He directs a federal non-profit charity, “The Cape Workshop Collaborative.”
Saturday, January 14
12:00 – 3:00 pm (Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston, MA)
Collective Visioning Workshop with Linda Stout (organized by the Anti-Oppression and Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience Working Groups), for more information about Linda and the visioning idea, visit powerupnetworks.org. This is an opportunity for the Occupy Boston community to breathe, reflect, and envision together where we want to be and how to get there.
3:15 – 3:45 pm (Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston, MA)
Train the Trainers’ Session with Linda Stout (organized by the Anti-Oppression and Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience Working Groups), to share ideas about strategy, movement-building, etc.
Sunday, January 15
1:00 – 2:00 pm (Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor, Boston, MA)
Getting Things Straight on Iraq: A Peace Movement Briefing with Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-Palestinian architect, blogger and political analyst who was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and has recently returned from another trip. He is a former AFSC and Peace Action staff person who provided constant briefings to peace activists throughout the war as well as working with Congressman Delahunt’s office to develop opposition to the war in Congress. He collected his and his family’s blog posts into “The Iraq War Blog, An Iraqi Family’s Inside View of the First Year of the Occupation,” published as a book in 2008.
Wednesday, January 18
7-8pm FSU-RADIO, occupyboston.org click RADIO at the top. Call-in at 617-50-MY-RAD
David will host, along with Jerry Friedman, of U Mass Amherst, speaking about the economy. The FSU-RADIO is An educational series by Occupy Boston’s Free School University. FSU Our goal is to form an autonomous zone and share skills needed to maintain that, to entertain educate and enliven Occupiers and the general public. Our purpose is to provide support and space for skill sharing and sharing basic info regarding Occupy Boston and to encourage self-organization, teaching, and learning opportunities. Listen for us every week.
Friday, January 20
The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series
6:00pm – 8:00pm(Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor, Boston, MA)
Panel: From Occupy to Workers Control, with Immanuel Ness and Elaine Bernard – What would it mean to really take the Occupy Movement into the workplace? Into the heart of the economic system itself? And how to do it?
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