Schedule 2015

Friday, Apr 17, 2015

  • Fri, 04-17-2015 - 05:00PM - 06:30PM
    Outside
  • Presenter: Matt Broerman
    Fri, 04-17-2015 - 06:30PM - 07:30PM
    HCL8
  • Fri, 04-17-2015 - 06:30PM - 07:30PM
    GDC
  • Fri, 04-17-2015 - 06:30PM - 07:30PM
    Old Mail Room
  • Performances by Cuddle Formation, One Struggle, Eric the Dreaded, Pariah, Moonshutters and Voice Hoist

    Fri, 04-17-2015 - 08:00PM - 11:00PM
    Bike Shop
  • Outdoor party hosted weekly by various students, with dancing and loud music, note- this is not substance free and visitors should be sure that they have been registered to avoid conflict with NCPD at the party

    Fri, 04-17-2015 - 11:00PM - 03:00AM
    Palm Court

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

  • Sat, 04-18-2015 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    HCL8
  • Presenter: Robert Kelly
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    Dortstein
  • Presenter: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers + Student Farmworker Alliance
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 10:00AM - 12:10PM
    Old Mail Room
  • In this movement-based workshop, we will interrogate the impact of white supremacy on the body, including emotions, dispositions, and practices. We will begin with an examination of white supremacy as a sociopolitical system. We will then use movement to think and dialogue about how this system impacts perceptions, experiences, and action. Lastly, we will work in groups to create performances that imagine alternative ways of being in the world.

    Presenter: Queen Mecca Zabriskie
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    BBT
  • Turkish American Researcher and legal scholar, Kaan Ocbe, describes the ongoing democratic experiment taking place in Rojava (Western Kurdistan/Northern Syria) and explains the history of the Kurdish liberation movement with a focus on organizing principles and lessons to draw on for radical organizers in the rest of the world.

    Presenter: Kaan Ocbe (One Struggle)
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    HCL7
  • Miguel Adams comes representing Speak Up Florida, an organization that focuses on grassroots movements and mobilization to end the New Jim Crow and the legacies of institutional racism and slavery into the present moment. Speak Up Florida is an organization that attempts to address oppressions in an inclusive way, without prioritizing some struggles over others.

    Presenter: Miguel Adams, Speak Up Florida
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 11:10AM - 12:10PM
    HCL8
  • 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, 04-18-2015 - 11:10AM - 01:10PM
    Outside
  • How is capitalism responsible for the climate crisis? We will look at how capitalism intersects with patriarchy and racism in creating our changed climate, examining the threat our situation poses, but also the opportunity it offers to fundamentally transform society.

    Presenter: Paul Messersmith-Glavin
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 11:10AM - 12:10PM
    HCL7
  • This project focuses on these emergent networks of anti-state attack through a detailed examination of their textual ephemera. These texts—which span more than 1,500 pages—were gathered from the so-called ‘international counter-information and translation service of the new generation of incendiary anarchy and global anti-civilization attack.’ This insurrectionary corpus is assembled to answer a number of key questions: What does the collective theory, as developed though the object of the communiqué, contribute to our understanding of violence, power and authority?

    Presenter: Michael Loadenthal
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 12:10PM - 01:10PM
    HCL7
  • Students across the globe have been at the forefront in the fight against neoliberalism and capitalism. Their methods and tactics of organizing vary, but students in Chile and Quebec have shown that directly democratic student unions can be very powerful organizations, capable of catalyzing and sustaining large social movements. This presentation will explain what student unions are, how they function, and why students in the U.S. should form student unions at their schools and universities.

    Presenter: Gordon Kingston
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 12:10PM - 01:10PM
    Old Mail Room
  • Malik Rahim, former Minister of Defense of the New Orleans Black Panther Party, discusses common misconceptions people have about the Black Panthers and sets the record straight about what the Panthers stood for, why they were perceived as a threat, and why their example is still relevant to the ongoing struggle for environmental peace and justice.

    Presenter: Malik Rahim
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 12:20PM - 01:20PM
    HCL8
  • Presenter: Johnathan
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 02:00PM - 03:00PM
  • Presenter: Bryan Ellis, Roger Butterfeild
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 02:00PM - 03:00PM
    Old Mail Room
  • So you wanna bring your protests to the next level? That's great! In this workshop we will outline basics on what you need to pull off a direct action which is directly stopping/intervening in some form of destruction or oppression. The workshop will provide an overview of basic direct action tactics, including occupations, blockades, lockdowns, and treesits. We'll get hands on with equipment and exercises, go over your legal "rights," talk about great ways to not have your action busted (AKA security culture), how to determine your target, and much much more!
    Presenter: Everglades Earth First!
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 02:00PM - 05:20PM
    BBT
  • Malik Rahim was co-founder of Common Ground, a grassroots, solidarity-based disaster relief effort to provide assistance to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Despite the organization's critical role in the rebuilding of New Orleans, Common Ground was infiltrated by an FBI provocateur, named Brandon Darby, who sowed seeds of dissension, pitted volunteers against each other, and used his position of authority to take advantage of women.

    Presenter: Malik Rahim
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 02:00PM - 03:00PM
    HCL8
  • Presentation will be conducted by James Simpson of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and will feature a video presentation of a speech by Omali Yeshitela, the chairman of the African People's Socialist Party. We will discuss how white people and other allies of African liberation can organize in our communities to build support for the nationwide Black-led campaign for "Black Community Control of the Police."
    Presenter: Uhuru Solidarity Movement
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 03:10PM - 04:10PM
    HCL8
  • Sat, 04-18-2015 - 03:10PM - 04:10PM
    Old Mail Room
  • Presenter: Tara Lee
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 03:10PM - 04:10PM
    HCL7
  • Presenter: Tara Lee
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 04:20PM - 05:20PM
    Old Mail Room
  • Capitalism is facing a structural crisis and provides no viable solutions for accelerating social decay and ecological catastrophe. Unfortunately, at the same time political consciousness is at a low and radicals are disorganized as a social force. This presentation will discuss organizing at the intermediate level as a means towards building a combative, autonomous mass movement in opposition to capitalism and imperialism by starting from where we are at.
    Presenter: Kaan Ocbe, One Struggle
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 04:20PM - 05:30PM
    HCL8
  • noah klein, a community organizer among fields of radical inclusivity, will discuss organizing with fmly and the silent barn to emphasize community in the independent arts. through mass bike rides featuring illegal public performances, weekend long festivals attracting artists, audience, and volunteers from around the world, and dozens of other endeavors, the socially conscious global community fmly hacked homogenous structures of social organization to prove that with a critical mass of sincere ambition the collective *we* can truly manifest any vision.
    Presenter: noah klein
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 04:20PM - 05:20PM
    HCL7
  • Sat, 04-18-2015 - 06:30PM - 07:30PM
    Caples
  • So you wanna bring your protests to the next level? That's great! In this workshop we will outline basics on what you need to pull off a direct action which is directly stopping/intervening in some form of destruction or oppression. The workshop will provide an overview of basic direct action tactics, including occupations, blockades, lockdowns, and treesits. We'll get hands on with equipment and exercises, go over your legal "rights," talk about great ways to not have your action busted (AKA security culture), how to determine your target, and much much more!
    Presenter: Everglades Earth First!
    Sat, 04-18-2015 - 06:30PM - 08:00PM
    BBT
  • Sat, 04-18-2015 - 08:20PM - 10:30PM
    4Winds

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

  • There will be a ~critical mass~ bike ride coming from New College campus (@10am) and Bayou Oaks neighborhood (@10:30am) biking along Old Bradenton up to MLK and then south on Orange Ave. which will meet the foot marchers downtown. The critical mass will observe that the law stipulates that roads without bike lanes allot the entire lane to the biker, otherwise bikers must restrict themselves to bike lanes. Those on bike will then meet marchers, which will rendezvous at the Whole Foods//city parking garage (second floor) at 11am on Sunday, April 19th.
    Sun, 04-19-2015 - 10:00AM - 11:00PM
    Outside
  • Mission/Goals: On Sunday, April 19th will be our action, which traditionally wraps up API weekend. This year, we've planned a #March to the Park, for which we've put together a march through downtown and a "critical mass" bike ride from New College and Newtown to Payne Park downtown. Once here, we'll hold a Speak Out for people to speak to their experiences w institutional racism, abuse of officer discretion, among other local struggles in an effort to renew the accountability we ask of our city government to address these problems.

    Sun, 04-19-2015 - 11:00AM - 05:00PM
    Outside
  • We envision that the speak out and small group discussions will create a place in which ideas and experiences can be freely shared, we hope to accompany this kind of exchange with free flow of material goods between members of the community. We thus encourage all those in attendance to search their homes and belongings for items that they no longer need or use and to drop them off at Payne Park prior to the march, where they might be exchanged during the speak out and discussion.
    Sun, 04-19-2015 - 11:00PM - 05:00PM
    Outside