Schedule 2014

Friday, Apr 04, 2014

  • Fri, 04-04-2014 - 05:00PM - 06:00PM
    Outside
  • Drawing on a lifetime of academic, activist and personal experience of disability, radical scholar Angela Anderson will provide an introduction to and analysis of disability representation in media. Examining the language of ability, including the current academic standard “person-first language,” introduces problems of representation, the preferences of disability communities, and medical versus social models of disability. Representation standards and watchdog efforts of other subjugated communities contextualize disability representation and inform potential tactics.

    Presenter: Angela Anderson
    Fri, 04-04-2014 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
    HCL8
  • This presentation aims to serve as an introduction and survey of the study of technology. Too often in anarchism, technology is seen as a de facto neutral realm - and when it is considered it is often done so in extremes (from primitivism to transhumanism). I will be both providing a survey of thinkers one should get acquainted with in order to think about technology critically as well as offering sites where anarchist-minded interventions in the technological realm may be fruitful or necessary.

    Presenter: James Birmingham
    Fri, 04-04-2014 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
    HCL7
  • This presentation will provide an outline of your rights when confronted by police officers and/or other officers of the state. The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights to privacy against unreasonable searches and seizures, to have an attorney, to remain silent, to due process, and to speedy adjudication will be covered with sufficient depth to provide the audience with a practical, functional understanding of their rights. Additionally, this presentation will summarize your rights should you be subpoenaed to give testimony before a grand jury.
    Presenter: Robert Adams
    Fri, 04-04-2014 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
    HCL7
  • Often a definition for leftist/anarchist political thought is given as 'opposing all authority' or 'opposing hierarchies'.
    Presenter: Kerry Keys
    Fri, 04-04-2014 - 07:00PM - 08:00PM
    HCL8
  • Uhuru Solidarity Movement invites you to join this dynamic workshop with guest speakers Gaida Kambon, Secretary General of the African People's Socialist Party, and Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee and author of "Overturning the Culture of Violence." This workshop will address the conditions of colonial violence and oppression faced by African women inside the U.S. and around the world. The speakers will discuss how Euro-American allies can stand in solidarity with the struggle of African people for national liberation and self-determination.

    Presenter: Gaida Kambon and Penny Hess, UHURU
    Fri, 04-04-2014 - 07:00PM - 08:00PM
    HCL7
  • Fri, 04-04-2014 - 08:00PM - 10:30PM
    4Winds

Saturday, Apr 05, 2014

  • Sat, 04-05-2014 - 09:00AM - 10:00AM
    Outside
  • This presentation will address some of the forms the new global social movements have taken since 2011, including horizontal relationships and the striving for autogestión (self administration).
    Presenter: Marina Sitrin
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    HCL7
  • Come learn with Everglades Earth First! the basics of climbing for direct actions. This style of climbing is used for actions such as tree sits and occupied banner hangs off of bridges, cranes and other industrial structures. This particular style called "single rope technique" uses prusiks to ascend a rope like an inch worm. In this workshop you will learn how to identify, inspect and safely use the gear needed for climbing, learn how to ascend and descend down the line. More training can be provided upon request. We can climb rain or shine, but we are grounded with thunder.

    Presenter: Everglades Earth First!
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 10:00AM - 03:00PM
    Outside
  • Panel
    Presenter: Institute for Anarchist Studies
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    HCL8
  • Sat, 04-05-2014 - 12:00PM - 01:00PM
    Outside
  • Sarasota is often seen as a tourist haven, whether that is meant positively or pejoratively. This conception is problematic because a) it conceals the injustices that occur there, and b) as a tourist hub it can easily be seen as 'fake,' and thus not important to social justice. This panel presentation comes from New College students who have conducted social-justice-oriented studies of Sarasota.
    Presenter: Panel Discussion
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 01:00PM - 02:00PM
    HCL7
  • Native Communities and struggles are often at the forefront of resistance but they often are not easily understood by those who wish to build alliances with them. This workshop will discuss the complexities of both Native Communities and Indigenous Struggles and offer some tips, advice and a discussion about what can make you a stronger, more effective ally to Native Peoples. Some discussion points; romanticism vs reality, infighting within a community you’ve gone to support, accidentally offending the community, protocols and traditions, building trust, etc.
    Presenter: Robert Chanate
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 01:00PM - 02:00PM
    GDC
  • Since its inception less than a year ago, Columbia's SWS group has accomplished real change in the conditions in which the employees of two Columbia food service institutions work, and is now joining up with people who have been fighting unethical expansions of the Columbia campus for decades. New College's housekeeping staff work under much more adverse conditions than the paradoxically more visible Sodexo food service employees at Columbia or at NCF. Some of them have worked at New College for over ten years without seeing a living wage, or a single substantial raise.
    Presenter: Nolan Bensen
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 01:00PM - 02:00PM
    HCL8
  • Education, like politics, is often understood as something that is done to us (or that we do to others). With technocracy and representative democracy being among the dominant social and political institutions in our society the message that is communicated and reinforced is that knowledge lies with the experts and decisions need to be made by the few. Popular education and popular assemblies turn these assumptions on their head and situate the core of knowledge and politics with the people.
    Presenter: Pavlos
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 02:00PM - 03:00PM
    GDC
  • Mao Zedong’s transformative influence on twentieth-century China is an established fact. Less well known, however, is the significant impact that Mao’s thought had upon the lands of the Western hemisphere during the 1960s – a decade in which revolution was in the air and the idea that the Chinese path to modernity, under Mao’s tutelage, was a success story from which the West stood to learn. In this way, a fascinating cultural inversion took place.
    Presenter: Richard Wolin
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 02:00PM - 03:00PM
    HCL8
  • Rev. Priestess Donna Tara Lee has been an activist since the age of 16, or 1964. In Tara's 50 years of Activism she has been involved in the civil rights movement, anti war protests, the labor movement, women's liberation even before she became a women, the united farm workers movement ( Cesar Chavez and boycotting grapes ) no nukes and LGBT liberation, specifically the T. part. Tara will be speaking on her role and the overall action of the 1970 Postal Workers Strike, where in her local she was a leading figure in the most successful wildcat strike in the history of the United States.
    Presenter: Tara Lee
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 03:00PM - 04:00PM
    GDC
  • College-educated radicals often have a strong commitment to egalitarian power-sharing in order to “be the change" they want to see in the world. But ironically, some of the very techniques they use to be more inclusive can sometimes backfire, further marginalizing the marginalized people in their groups. Working-class and poor people are especially likely to have negative reactions to elaborate anti-oppression processes, in-group counterculture practices, and jargon.
    Presenter: Betsy Leondar-Wright
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 03:00PM - 04:00PM
    HCL7
  • What happens to an industrial infrastructure that is dependant on a relatively stable ecological climate when that stability begins to erode? Within the confines of our contemporary political economy there has been little conversation and analysis that has intentionally attempted to make connections between the more tangible manifestations of climate change. From ground water contamination, sacrifice and ecological dead zones to food shortages, floods, carnivore cleansing and mass die-offs the 21st century allows us to view compounding collapse like in no other point throughout history.
    Presenter: Sky Cohen
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 03:00PM - 04:00PM
    HCL8
  • As cultural organizers from the Madre Tierra Collective, we believe in the healing power of the arts. Music, customs, oral traditions, dance, are part of our identity and we believe in taking the positive aspects of our culture and use them as tools to create stronger, healthier communities. Join us in this super radical remix of cultura while learning how to dance Colombian Cumbia, a rhythm full of history of struggle and liberation. “La cultura cura esa es la verdad. Toca, canta y baila; somos comunidad .”
    Presenter: Vanessa
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 04:00PM - 05:00PM
    Outside
  • So you wanna do an action. That's great! In this workshop we will give the basics on what you need to know to pull one off. We will do an overview of basic tactics such as occupations, blockades, lockdowns, treesits etc, practice tactics in roleplay scenarios, go over the legal rights you may or may not have in those scenarios, talk about great ways to not have your action busted (AKA security culture), how to determine your target, scouting and much much more! Note: This will be a four hour training, and every minute will be worth it!
    Presenter: Everglades Earth First!
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 04:00PM - 08:00PM
    GDC
  • This presentation concerns the various methods for challenging the legality, ethical legitimacy, and practical efficacy of the death penalty, both in the United States in general and in Florida particularly. After outlining how the death penalty is imposed and the legal procedures for challenging the sentence, the presentation will highlight some of the recent, successful challenges to the death penalty and how anti-death social movements might want to build on that progress.
    Presenter: Robert Adams
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 04:00PM - 05:00PM
    HCL8
  • The policing of radical social movements is routinely conducted through State infiltration relying on misrepresentation, manipulation and coercion. Throughout the past two decades, such infiltrations have shifted the discourse from that of policing to that of national security—a trend that accelerated in the post-9/11 era. During these periods, police forces have set their sights on the infiltration and disruption of revolutionary leftist, animal liberation, and environmental activists.
    Presenter: Michael Loadenthal
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 04:00PM - 05:00PM
    HCL7
  • Sat, 04-05-2014 - 05:00PM - 06:00PM
    Outside
  • The Beehive Collective is an artist/activist group that makes enormous and beautiful mural-like posters to tell the stories of social movements around the world. Their newest work is called “Mesoamerica Resiste!” and examines resistance to neoliberal development in Mesoamerica. It is a truly massive work, and yet it requires a nose to the page to see everything going on. The Beehive's work is meant to spark discussions through the graphic stories that they tell, and that is what I hope can happen in this workshop.
    Presenter: Niko
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
    GDC
  • Knowledge production has long remained in the hands of the powerful; subversion of this standard is possible with the tool of the zine. In this workshop we will explore differing ways of knowing, sharing ideas, and expressing identity unabashed by dominant media. We will spend this time creating art and writing, as well as organizing an original API! Zine.
    Presenter: Jessica Wopinski
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 06:00PM - 08:00PM
    HCL7
  • Featuring a bunch of local bands—get ready for some bumpin tunes! 

    Presenter: Kenny's Dads, Dopefiends, Sean Proper, Groove Emporium, SNAPM, Deep Lynx, Wolf Pussy
    Sat, 04-05-2014 - 08:00PM - 12:00AM
    GDC

Sunday, Apr 06, 2014

  • Sun, 04-06-2014 - 09:00AM - 10:00AM
    Outside
  • Presenter: Student-Farmworker Alliance
    Sun, 04-06-2014 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    HCL8
  • How we construct the political, political agency, and the anarchist tradition more broadly has enormous consequences. It legitimizes some actors and some utterances, and renders others invisible. Often, this is where the legacies of colonialism, white-supremacy, patriarchy, and class hierarchies speak most forcefully in our work. Setting aside how this leaves us tone-deaf to vibrant anti-authoritarian politics, it may also compromise our trustworthiness with those deep in struggles of real necessity.
    Presenter: Joshua Stevens
    Sun, 04-06-2014 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    HCL7
  • Presenter: Becca Holmes
    Sun, 04-06-2014 - 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    HCL7
  • More than once, it has been said that the entirety of the teachings collected under what, in the West, is called Buddhism can be culled from one passage: "Nothing in this world should be taken as I or mine." Here, we can just as well locate traces of Judith Butler's claims about performativity (gender presentation, self) and Proudhon's provocation that "property is theft!". But what does it mean to practice all this beyond acknowledging it intellectually?
    Presenter: Joshua Stevens
    Sun, 04-06-2014 - 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    GDC

Friday, Apr 18, 2014

  • Drawing on a lifetime of academic, activist and personal experience of disability, radical scholar Angela Anderson will provide an introduction to and analysis of disability representation in media. Examining the language of ability, including the current academic standard “person-first language,” introduces problems of representation, the preferences of disability communities, and medical versus social models of disability. Representation standards and watchdog efforts of other subjugated communities contextualize disability representation and inform potential tactics.

    Presenter: Angela Anderson
    Fri, 04-18-2014 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
    HCL8
  • This presentation aims to serve as an introduction and survey of the study of technology. Too often in anarchism, technology is seen as a de facto neutral realm - and when it is considered it is often done so in extremes (from primitivism to transhumanism). I will be both providing a survey of thinkers one should get acquainted with in order to think about technology critically as well as offering sites where anarchist-minded interventions in the technological realm may be fruitful or necessary.

    Presenter: James Birmingham
    Fri, 04-18-2014 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
    HCL7
  • Often a definition for leftist/anarchist political thought is given as 'opposing all authority' or 'opposing hierarchies'. This workshop will ask participants to identify consequences of authority and power in the relationships and organizations we encounter every day, and identify circumstances when the use of such authority can be justified.

    Presenter: Kerry Keys
    Fri, 04-18-2014 - 07:00PM - 08:00PM
    HCL8
  • Uhuru Solidarity Movement invites you to join this dynamic workshop with guest speakers Gaida Kambon, Secretary General of the African People's Socialist Party, and Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee and author of "Overturning the Culture of Violence." This workshop will address the conditions of colonial violence and oppression faced by African women inside the U.S. and around the world. The speakers will discuss how Euro-American allies can stand in solidarity with the struggle of African people for national liberation and self-determination.

    Presenter: Gaida Kambon and Penny Hess
    Fri, 04-18-2014 - 07:00PM - 08:00PM
    HCL7

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014

  • This presentation will provide an outline of your rights when confronted by police officers and/or other officers of the state. The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights to privacy against unreasonable searches and seizures, to have an attorney, to remain silent, to due process, and to speedy adjudication will be covered with sufficient depth to provide the audience with a practical, functional understanding of their rights. Additionally, this presentation will summarize your rights should you be subpoenaed to give testimony before a grand jury.

    Presenter: Robert Adams
    Sun, 04-20-2014 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    GDC