Schedule 2010

Friday, Mar 05, 2010

  • Come help the New College Food not Bombs prep food to serve at a local park.

     

    In the Dort Residence Hall Kitchen

    Fri, 03-05-2010 - 04:00PM - 06:00PM
    Dortstein
  • At Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota (carpool there)
    Fri, 03-05-2010 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
  • The conference organizers will introduce themselves and the conference. This will be followed by an open mic in remembrance of people such as Howard Zinn.
    Presenter: The Organizers and YOU!
    Fri, 03-05-2010 - 07:00PM - 08:00PM
    HCL8
  • Featuring: Alex Cline, Physical Plant, Dewars, and SNAPM
    Presenter: Bands Bands Bands!
    Fri, 03-05-2010 - 08:00PM - 10:30PM
    Outside

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

  • Alachua Committee Against Police Brutality Alexis Kohilakis, Jimmy Fishhawk, and others from the Alachua Committee Against Brutality, a group of concerned Gainesville residents created in response to the events of "The Fest Riot" on Nov. 1st, 2009 (see below for details), will present on their goals and the lessons they've trying to achieve them. They will cover the specifics of what to do when an activist faces legal charges, with a focus on dealing with negative media coverage.

    Presenter: Alachua Committee Against Brutality
    Sat, 03-06-2010 - 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    HCL4
  • This talk will relate some work in philosophy by people like Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, Foucault and Mark Lance’s own work, some central ideas from the history of anarchist thought and some concrete organizing issues that confront those working according to anti-authoritarian principles in the midst of a capitalist, imperialist, sexist, racist, and heterosexist society. Mark Lance will support the claim that social transformation must involve three dimensions: critical reconstruction of whatever aspect of current society we are trying to transform, the construction of alternative modes of organi
    Presenter: Mark Lance
    Sat, 03-06-2010 - 11:20AM - 12:35PM
    HCL4
  • Thomas "Chap" Hereford (Catholic priest and former Federal Prison Chaplain), Anthony "Amp" Peterson (small business owner and former Federal Inmate) and Reginal "Reggie" Hardy (minister and former federal inmate) will present on the reasons for and the effects of the "War on Drugs."

    Presenter: Tom Hereford, Anthony Peterson, and Reginal Hardy
    Sat, 03-06-2010 - 11:25AM - 12:40PM
    HCL7
  • Within the anarchist tradition, worker self-management has functioned as a sort of conventional reconstructive economic vision. But as a container for social transformation, especially while so many destructive forces shape and speak through us -- often well outside the sphere of production relations -- is this model, and the conversation it often produces, adequate? What other questions might our chosen flavor of workplace organization pose?
    Presenter: Joshua Stevens
    Sat, 03-06-2010 - 01:45PM - 03:00PM
    HCL4
  • This presentation and discussion will introduce participants to the history and practice of the Movement for a New Society and draw lessons from the experiences of that organization with the intent of facilitating more effective anti-authoritarian political activism in the contemporary period. The Movement for a New Society was a national network of feminist radical pacifist collectives that existed from 1971 to 1988.

    Presenter: Andy Cornell
    Sat, 03-06-2010 - 03:05PM - 04:20PM
    HCL4
  • In this session we'll discuss the historical intersections of anarchist thought and praxis with anti-colonial struggle. In the process we explore what a comprehensive vision of liberation-- or decolonization-- would look like and how to move toward it, whether on one's own behalf or through the practice of active solidarity. Drawing concrete examples from my recent experiences with the Gaza Freedom March, I seek to apply these ideas to activist work related to areas like Palestine, Native American sovereignty, and urban gentrification.
    Presenter: Maia Ramnath
    Sat, 03-06-2010 - 04:25PM - 05:40PM
    HCL4
  • Members of IAS will dialogue about their presentations.
    Presenter: Institute for Anarchist Studies
    Sat, 03-06-2010 - 05:45PM - 07:00PM
    HCL4

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010

  • Andrea and Meltron will host a conversation on how to use popular education and critical pedagogy models to create and develop effective and reflective social justice collectives. Looking at education as a tool for liberation rather than "the great equalizer," we may begin to think critically about how we teach, learn, and experience our world and our relationships.

    Presenter: Andrea Ortiz and Meli Fisher
    Sun, 03-07-2010 - 08:45AM - 10:00AM
    HCL4
  • Women's reproductive health has been a site of oppression and resistance for millenia. In the last 300 years,forces as diverse as the industrial revolution, the scientific method, big Pharma, colonialism, feminism and the Internet have all forced humanity to confront the relationship between individual bodies, freedom, and political action.

    Presenter: Katie McAuley
    Sun, 03-07-2010 - 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    HCL4
  • Andrea and Meltron will host a conversation on how to use popular education and critical pedagogy models to create and develop effective and reflective social justice collectives. Looking at education as a tool for liberation rather than "the great equalizer," we may begin to think critically about how we teach, learn, and experience our world and our relationships.
    Presenter: Andrea Ortiz and Meli Fisher
    Sun, 03-07-2010 - 01:45PM - 03:00PM
    HCL4
  • She will bring information about the alternatives to disposable tampons and pads for collecting fluid lost during menstruation. These include but are not limited to: menstrual cups, sea sponges, and washable/reusable homemade or store bought pads. This presentation may also cover other interesting devices made especially for women, such as the "go girl" or "pee-style" devices that allow women to pee standing up more easily. Men and women are both encouraged to attend.
    Presenter: Nancy Rose
    Sun, 03-07-2010 - 11:20PM - 12:35PM
    BBT

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010