Schedule 2012

Friday, Apr 20, 2012

  • The global financial crisis has accelerated the pre-existing trend of divergence between wealthy and poor nations, and wealthy in poor inside nations, as well as sharpening the power stratification between various status groups. The forces driving urbanization - most conspicuously appearing as slum growth in Southern cities - have also continued regardless of the limited economic opportunity. Political, military and police planners have adjusted their doctrines to these trends as well as the rise of Clash of Civilizations doctrine and its military component, the "War on Terror".
    Presenter: Jimmy Johnson:
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 01:00PM - 02:35PM
    HCL7
  • Presenter: Bruce Wright
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 01:00PM - 02:35PM
    HCL8
  • This presentation will be focusing on the pinkwashing practices of the Israeli government and the response to it coming from Palestinian queer activists, but I will also be using the concept of homonationalism to examine many of these practices. Homonationalism describes a process of creating an “accepted” national gay citizen at the expense of sexual and racial others, who can never fully belong to the nation.
    Presenter: Daniela McBane:
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 02:35PM - 04:20PM
    HCL7
  • First emerging in the early 2000s, Shirouto no Ran [Amateur Revolt] has become the foremost group representing anarchist and radical values in Tokyo, and perhaps in all of Japan. Their organizational model, based on the development of small businesses and community spaces to form what might be called an economic autonomous zone, is uniquely suited to the reality of Tokyo, but might also offer inspiration for other organizations wishing to establish a lasting basis for community and solidarity.
    Presenter: David Morris
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 02:35PM - 04:20PM
    HCL8
  • This presentation is about theory, politics, and organizing through the lens of the intersections of queer politics and anarchism. The book has been compiled and edited to be accessible and written for a wide audience. The contributors try not to use specialized language unless defining it first. Topics include queer struggle as class struggle, understanding sex work, prison abolitionism, trans people and the State, new possible worlds, and many other topics.
    Presenter: Abbey Volcano
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 04:20PM - 06:05PM
    BBT
  • Presenter: Jimmy Schmidt:
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 04:20PM - 06:05PM
    HCL8
  • Presenter: Eva Gray
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 04:20PM - 06:05PM
    HCL7
  • Presenter: April Barnwell
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 06:05PM - 07:35PM
    HCL7
  • This discussion centers on anarchist analyses of capitalism and propositions for a world free of oppression, domination, and the institutionalization of coercive social control and is based generally on the new collection The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics (AK Press). Do we have to accept living in a society divided between the wealthy few and the wanting many? Must people starve? Is the state eternal? Does the world as it is constituted need cops, prisons, bosses, and politicians?
    Presenter: Deric Shannon
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 06:05PM - 07:35PM
    HCL8
  • Presenter: Julianna Dearr
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 06:05PM - 07:35PM
    BBT
  • Fri, 04-20-2012 - 07:35PM - 08:00PM
    Outside
  • Fri, 04-20-2012 - 08:00PM - 09:35PM
    4Winds
  • Performance by Physical Plant (a New College band) at the Four Winds Café
    Presenter: Physical Plant
    Fri, 04-20-2012 - 09:35PM - 10:00PM
    4Winds
  • Fri, 04-20-2012 - 10:00PM - 03:00AM

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012

  • Sat, 04-21-2012 - 09:35AM - 10:30AM
    Outside
  • Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:30AM - 01:00PM
    HCL8
  • Presenter: Becca Polk
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:30AM - 01:00PM
    GDC
  • The United States and Israel share histories as European settler societies as well as having heavily militarized societies and economies. The European settlement of North America and the Zionist settlement of Palestine created not only the nations of the United States and Israel, but they also created enduring settler societies and political cultures that continue to shape the histories and politics of both nations. The U.S. continues to fight 'Indian Wars' in both name and deed, reproducing 'noble' and 'civilizing' narratives of Indian Removal in the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Presenter: Jimmy Johnson
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:30AM - 01:00PM
    HCL7
  • Presenter: Bruce Wright
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:30AM - 01:00PM
    BBT
  • Some radicals of years past have been accused of falling victim to the idea that 'revolution was just around the corner'. And the way they cared (or didn't care) for themselves & others, and the degree to which they set up long-term, sustainable communities of resistance was reflected in this ideology. But for those of us who value pre-figurative politics & believe that radical social change that seeks to undo all forms of oppression will take generations, we believe care is a crucial concept moving forward. Aiming to move past the sometimes narrow (and individualistic, capitalistic.
    Presenter: Adam Roca & Andrea Ortiz
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 01:00PM - 02:35PM
    GDC
  • Presenter: Jorell Melendez
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 01:00PM - 02:35PM
    HCL7
  • Presenter: Becca Polk
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 01:00PM - 02:35PM
    HCL8
  • When you ask someone to tune your guitar, you affirm a triadic hierarchical relation between you, the person you asked, and a pre-existing socially acceptable standard for being “in tune”. It's a moment of pseudo-participation and micro-colonialism—neither you nor your friend makes a difference to the standard. But introduce a fourth element into this interaction by imagining a not-yet-existing standard to tune to, a desire for a not-existing system, and something starts to happen. This offers critical resistance to the otherwise affirmative maintenance of the current system.
    Presenter: School for Designing a Society
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 01:00PM - 02:35PM
    BBT
  • Some radicals of years past have been accused of falling victim to the idea that 'revolution was just around the corner'. And the way they cared (or didn't care) for themselves & others, and the degree to which they set up long-term, sustainable communities of resistance was reflected in this ideology. But for those of us who value pre-figurative politics & believe that radical social change that seeks to undo all forms of oppression will take generations, we believe care is a crucial concept moving forward. Aiming to move past the sometimes narrow (and individualistic, capitalistic.
    Presenter: Adam Roca & Andrea Ortiz
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 02:35PM - 04:20PM
    GDC
  • This nation outlawed slavery in 1865 when Abraham Lincoln enacted the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves. In addition, the 13th amendment of our constitution prohibits slavery. So why does our nation continue this brutal practice? There are more slaves today than in any other period in history.
    Presenter: April Barnwell
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 02:35PM - 04:20PM
    BBT
  • “Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance” was written for the United States Military in 1996; the strategies outlined in this document call for “cultural understanding of the adversary” to achieve “total control” and informed the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Relying on advanced technologies, the authors imagined rapid dominance would be achieved by both knowing more than their adversary and more effectively manipulating this information.
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 02:35PM - 04:20PM
    HCL8
  • Hillary Lazar, a researcher, writer, and anti-poverty worker, is a librarian at the Occupy DC library.
    Presenter: Hillary Lazar
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 02:35PM - 04:20PM
    HCL7
  • Presenter: Becca Polk
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 04:20PM - 06:05PM
    HCL8
  • Presenter: NCF Writing Resource Center
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 04:20PM - 06:05PM
    BBT
  • As the do-it-ourselves occupations that have swept across the globe from Egypt to United States are proving, direct democracy and cooperation are becoming powerful everyday experiences for millions, with people self-organizing everything from civic defense and trash collection to tent encampments and general assemblies.
    Presenter: Cindy Milstein
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 04:20PM - 06:35PM
    HCL7
  • I will be providing a basic break down of First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment Rights, along with covering basic Constitutional concepts and how they have progressed to the current state of civil rights, concentrating on how those rights protect us in our everyday lives when confronted by the police. This presentation will inevitably touch on social issues, philosophy, civil rights in general, and will primarily concern the assertion of ones rights when performing acts that will confront the State and the sources of its systemic injustice (e.g.
    Presenter: Robert Adams
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 06:05PM - 07:35PM
    HCL8
  • This presentation is an introduction to four-field anthropology highlighting the parts I think will be most interesting and productive to the anarchist milieu. Cultural, biological, archaeological and linguistic anthropology will be discussed in a survey fashion with neato factoids and a veritable cornucopia of suggested readings. James is a born-and-raised Floridian, and one of the cofounders of the All Power to the Imagination! conference. He currently works at his alma mater, New College of Florida (where you likely are right now), in the office of Volunteerism and Service Learning.
    Presenter: James Birmingham
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 06:05PM - 07:35PM
    HCL7
  • An organizer from the All African People's Development and Development Project (AAPDEP-USA) will be presenting on the work being done in Sierra Leone to overturn the grave condition of the highest infant and maternal mortality in the world. AAPDEP- Sierra Leone is currently building birth clinics, schools, and vegetable gardens though the leadership of native Nurse Midwife Mary Koroma. Currently Nurse Mary is touring the US and will be in St.Pete May 2nd.
    Presenter: Uhuru Solidarity Movement
    Sat, 04-21-2012 - 06:05PM - 07:35PM
    BBT
  • Sat, 04-21-2012 - 07:35PM - 09:00PM
    Outside

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012

  • Sun, 04-22-2012 - 12:00AM - 01:00PM
    Outside
  • Presenter: Jordan Buckley
    Sun, 04-22-2012 - 07:00AM - 09:00AM
    Outside
  • Sun, 04-22-2012 - 09:00AM - 09:30AM
    Outside
  • Sun, 04-22-2012 - 09:30AM - 10:30AM
    Outside
  • This presentation will demonstrate the cold-process form of soap making and maybe touch on melt-n-pour and glycerine soaps. It would likely take about 30 - 50 minutes for the entire work shop. We'll talk about where to source your oils, herbs, and lye. There will also be a demonstration on how to actually make soap, and the presentation will cover the benefits of natural, organic skin care vs. commercial. This presentation is all about DIY homesteading. If you can make your own soap and bread what more do you need? Self reliance, mad knowledge, and a cool new way to express your creativity.
    Presenter: Kim Vorperian
    Sun, 04-22-2012 - 10:30AM - 12:00AM
    HCL7
  • The following panel advocates the inclusion of queer thought in the articulation of total liberation. The papers in this panel examine different modes of direct action in the animal liberation movement, a communique and home demonstrations respectively, and the ways in which they advance total liberation through queer thought. Although the presentations focus on specific case studies, their implications are examined within the larger movements seeking to resist speciesism, as well as those undermining State sovereignty and capital accumulation.
    Sun, 04-22-2012 - 10:30AM - 12:00AM
    HCL8
  • This presentation will function as a case study of a radical who tried to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Spooner had radical ideas about what makes a person free, and he wanted to take actions that would allow his countrymen to free themselves from tyrannies of all kinds. His life and work is not only an inspiration to modern radicals, but it also illustrates some of the challenges to bridging the gap between theory and practice. Although Spooner was not always successful in his undertakings, there is much to learn in his attempts.
    Presenter: David Podris
    Sun, 04-22-2012 - 10:30AM - 12:00AM
    BBT
  • Through musical improvisation and the art of listening, we channel divine inspiration. We become vessels for soulful sound. We let the Spirit speak through us. This workshop provides a setting for us to consciously explore sound in ways that connect the mind, body and soul. The primary intention is to enhance our listening abilities in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. Listening is key. As we listen, we hear each other and ourselves together in unity.
    Presenter: Flint Blade
    Sun, 04-22-2012 - 10:30AM - 12:00AM
    GDC
  • Sun, 04-22-2012 - 01:00PM - 05:00PM
    Outside
  • Sun, 04-22-2012 - 06:00PM - 08:00PM
    Outside