Schedule 2011

Friday, Apr 01, 2011

Saturday, Apr 02, 2011

  • Sat, 04-02-2011 - 08:00AM - 09:00AM
    Outside
  • Sat, 04-02-2011 - 09:00AM - 10:00AM
    Outside
  • In his preface to Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus, Michel Foucault indicted what he called “the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us,” and argued that the book’s authors sought to “pursue the slightest traces of fascism in the body.” Despite both the anarchist tradition’s empathy with this aspiration and its preoccupation with individual agency and initiative, it’s an orientation lacking much in the way of discreet practices concerning power, the body, and
    Presenter: Joshua Stephens
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 10:00AM - 11:30AM
    HCL4
  • A college-educated young person can speak of what she knows, but cannot speak of what she desires—the terrain of her DESIRE, and of HER desire, is untraveled by her, alien. “Desire” is defined as wanting the not-yet, as missing that which only the desirer can create and for which the desirer is needed. What to do? In the attempt to grapple with slippery political problems, two related, overlapping approaches are called for: design & composition.
    Presenter: Dr. Susan Parenti & Austin McCann
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 10:00AM - 11:30AM
    HCL6
  • I will teach people to laugh, relax, and let go of their adult-minded hangups that are holding them back from where they want to be. I am working on relaxing my inner adult, and I have been noticing positive results. When we can laugh and dance and play every day, not just once in a while, we will be healthier. Adults argue. Adults have overblown egos a lot of times. Adults usually don’t listen to you talk, they just think of what to say for their turn to talk. They talk AT YOU.
    Presenter: Jakes Jones aka Anjel Friend
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 10:00AM - 11:30AM
    HCL7
  • This part is for folks who acknowledge their own white privilege & that we, as white folks, have a specific responsibility in undoing it as part of the greater work for social justice. We will use a combination of presentation & group discussion to: -come to a common understanding of terms like 'white' & 'people of color' (POC), and explore why we use them & why these concepts can be complex or even problematic -situate anti-racism work historically & differentiate it between other contemporary methods of addressing racism (e.g.- colorblindness & diversity/cultural comp
    Presenter: Adam Roca
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 10:00AM - 11:30AM
    GDC
  • 2011 dawned with the third most important change in the Middle East. The other two were the arbitrary division of the borders of the Middle East by Cognac-intoxicated colonials. The second being the military revolutions that swept the Middle East and put in place a dictator in every country. Now this, the most positive change: the sweeping aside of arbitrary divisions and dictatorships. Arabs in the Middle East are setting the blueprint for revolution in the twenty-first century.
    Presenter: Zein El-Amine
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 11:50AM - 01:20PM
    HCL4
  • Presenter: Icarus Project
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 11:50AM - 01:20PM
    HCL7
  • The second part we will start from a common basic understanding of what it is to a be an anti-racist white ally, both in one's daily life & in an accountable relationship to People of Color-led groups We will incorporate more Popular Education Tools, skill-building exercises & smallgroup discussion & activities to: - flesh out issues in Part 1 that folks want to explore more in depth - Share with each other successes & 'learning moments' that we've had while doing various types of social justice work - Engage in an exercise of 'naming of framing' oppressive racial dynamics that
    Presenter: Adam Roca
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 11:50AM - 01:20PM
    GDC
  • A college-educated young person can speak of what she knows, but cannot speak of what she desires—the terrain of her DESIRE, and of HER desire, is untraveled by her, alien. “Desire” is defined as wanting the not-yet, as missing that which only the desirer can create and for which the desirer is needed. What to do? In the attempt to grapple with slippery political problems, two related, overlapping approaches are called for: design & composition.
    Presenter: Dr. Susan Parenti & Austin McCann
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 11:50AM - 01:20PM
    HCL6
  • Sat, 04-02-2011 - 01:20PM - 02:20PM
    Outside
  • For her senior thesis, Sara did an ethnomusicology project in which she compiled a collection of music about mountaintop removal coal mining in southern Appalachia. The songs chosen are folk and bluegrass songs of the past and present. She will be performing some of these songs at the conference.
    Presenter: Sara Henry
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 02:20PM - 03:50PM
    GDC
  • Presenter: Coalition of Immokalee Workers
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 02:20PM - 03:50PM
    HCL6
  • In the 1920s, Mexico’s revolutionary government created normales rurales (rural teaching schools) to train teachers to “bring education to the most marginalized and distant places in every state in the country and to offer a dignified form of life to peasants.” Rather than simply teaching students reading, writing, and math, rural teachers must also “assist in the organization of the populace to improve its quality of life and work on projects for social development” as well as “contribute to the struggle against imperialism and the nation’s bourgeoisie.” The Mexican Federation of Socialist Pe
    Presenter: Kristin Bricker
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 02:20PM - 04:50PM
    HCL4
  • The Trumbullplex is a 18 year old radical DIY art and music space in Detroit, Michigan. People from the Trumbullplex Theatre Collective will give a presentation about our space, which would include a brief history with a slideshow of photos. We will discuss how we run it and how we make decisions collectively, and it's impact and importance for the community to have an all ages event space that is free from corporate influence. Next we will open a discussion on how to collectively run a DIY community space.

    Presenter: Trumbullplex Theatre Collective
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 02:20PM - 03:50PM
    HCL7
  • This presentation will examine how anthropology and archaeology are currently being used and misused in anarchist texts.
    Presenter: James Birmingham
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 04:10PM - 05:40PM
    HCL4
  • A dialogue regarding the history and perspectives within Earth First!, both before and while it was being heavily impacted by the Green Scare. How this direct action culture emboldened, fortified and furthered actions and how we are now seeing very evidently with all of the court documents coming out today, that a lot of the courageous actions, including monkeywrenching and sabotage, taken in the 90′s and 2000′s were relationships/affinities that grew out of Earth First! culture.

    Presenter: Panagioti Tsolkas, Earth First! Journal editorial collective
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 04:10PM - 05:40PM
    HCL6
  • Currently, the Florida legislature is considering several bills, similar to Arizona's SB1070, which seek to CRIMINALIZE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES and LEGALIZE RACIAL PROFILING. Find out about these laws that turn you and your friends into criminals. Find out the truth about immigrants in Florida. Find out about the history of racist laws and immigration policy. Find out about what our state legislators are trying to do hurt our state economy and fracture our communities.
    Presenter: Lynne Purvis
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 04:10PM - 05:40PM
    HCL7
  • I would like to facilitate a discussion for those involved with radical spaces in Florida and the southeast. I see this as a chance for members of infoshops, show spaces, community centers, collective spaces, cafes, free stores, etc. to come together and discuss pertinent issues. These include but are not limited to maintaining a safe space, dealing with authoritarian forces, non-profit status, and fundraising.
    Presenter: Alexis Kohilakis
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 04:10PM - 05:40PM
    GDC
  • Will Delphia, from Hampshire College will share a short documentary about the Hampshire College campaign for divestment from the occupation of Palestine. Hampshire is often credited with being the first US college to divest for the occupation, and his video attempts to understand the group and the campaign that made it happen. The video is constructed from interviews with over a dozen student activists from 'Hampshire College Students for Justice in Palestine.' After the screening there will be discussion about the role of media in community organizing, and in this case, student activism.
    Presenter: Will Delphia
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 06:00PM - 07:30PM
    GDC
  • Presenter: Group Panel
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 06:00PM - 07:30PM
    HCL7
  • Presenter: Everglades Earth First
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 06:00PM - 07:30PM
    HCL6
  • Sat, 04-02-2011 - 08:00PM - 10:00PM
    BBT
  • Presenter: Crystal Miller
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 08:00PM - 10:00PM
    4Winds
  • dancing/bands/music/food/fun
    Presenter: beet house
    Sat, 04-02-2011 - 10:00PM - 03:00AM

Sunday, Apr 03, 2011

  • Sun, 04-03-2011 - 08:00AM - 10:00AM
    Outside
  • The workshop will be a participatory performance in which viewer/performers will move about the space and explore their bodies in various ways- reflecting on personal relationships to their bodies and then with the bodies of the other participants. This workshop hopes to re-contextualize considerations of one’s body in an aesthetic fashion that draws attention to the ways we understand the margins of our spaces. The workshop will be an hour long.
    Presenter: Jessica Borusky
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 10:00AM - 11:30AM
    HCL7
  • Presenter: Don Hall
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 10:00AM - 11:30AM
    HCL4
  • Presenter: Alexander Cline & Cody Gunton
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 10:00AM - 11:30AM
    HCL6
  • Sun, 04-03-2011 - 11:30AM - 12:15PM
    Outside
  • Presenter: Morgan Boecher & Ian Frazier
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 12:15PM - 01:30PM
    HCL6
  • Sun, 04-03-2011 - 12:15PM - 01:30PM
    HCL7
  • One thing that often gets in the way of the political work we do is when group dynamics start to reflect the fucked up systems of oppression we’re trying to dismantle. Those with the most social capital (or privilege) default into leadership roles, unintentionally silencing those who are already marginalized in society, which leads to weak and splintered organizing.
    Presenter: Sabina Ahmed, Lupita Chavez Alvarez, Laura Stevick
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 12:15PM - 01:30PM
    HCL6
  • Presenter: Uhuru Solidarity Movement
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 01:30PM - 02:50PM
    HCL4
  • Adapted from Aristophanes and directed by Katherine Sogolow, the performance focuses on the anti-war elements of play from the women's perspective. It is Katherine's original adaptation of Aristophanes' work, with original music, and projected images/art from peace groups, and individuals around the globe. Everyone is welcome to participate as an audience, and attendees that are interested in participating in the play as readers can as well! There are a minimum of two female roles that need to be played, and two male roles in the performance that additionally need to be played.
    Presenter: Reader’s Theatre In HCL 8
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 01:30PM - 02:50PM
    HCL7
  • He will present a narrative account of radicals in academia from 1945 to 1970, focusing on C. Wright Mills, Herbert Marcuse, Tom Hayden, and Staughton Lynd. He will argue that radical academics expanded the university's intellectual boundaries, resulting in New Left entrenchment within an otherwise conservative environment. University campuses incubated the New Left as it matured into the paradox of tenured radicals and radical scholarly journals.
    Presenter: David Podris
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 03:10PM - 04:40PM
    HCL4
  • Presenter: Julia Onnie-Hay and Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 03:10PM - 04:40PM
    HCL6
  • Presenter: James Schmidt
    Sun, 04-03-2011 - 03:10PM - 04:40PM
    HCL7
  • Sun, 04-03-2011 - 05:00PM - 07:00PM
    HCL4