Internationally-lauded author, activist and world citizen Arundhati Roy will speak as part of the People’s University, which exists to bring free education to all people.
“Cap-ists” and “Lid-ites”
Arundhati Roy at the People’s University in Washington Square
November 16, 2011
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Washington Square Park
“Dignity is an echo in the heartbeat of the people”
Monday, November 7, 2011
at 7 pm
Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Ave
between 105th and 106th St
(take the 6 train to 103rd St)
“The community of East Harlem, NYC opens its arms to all the good-hearted people of Occupy Wall St.and invites them to join us in our corner of the world for an evening of dialogue. We will share our stories of resistance, and memories of victory, as we bring to life our shared dreams of a world of justice, dignity, and democracy.”
Movement for Justice in El Barrio is an immigrant- and people of color-led, grassroots community organization that fights for dignity and against neoliberal displacement from East Harlem to Chiapas and beyond. For seven years, Movement has built a 700-member-strong, local movement for dignity that has taken on and defeated multi-national corporations and corrupt politicians. Committed to the principles of autonomy and self-determination, Movement practices participatory democracy and horizontal decision-making on a community-wide scale. As part of the Zapatista-initiated The Other Camplaign, Movement fights for liberation from below and to the left.
Some comrades have been planning several NYU events around the murder-execution of Troy Davis. The next event is an open mic and it is going down tomorrow, Sat 11/5. Details including the Facebook event page are below. Hope to see you there.
Saturday November 5th, 7pm-10pm
Palladium Multipurpose Room (3rd Fl)
Free Ya Mind: Liberation Through Creative Expression
Free and open to the public with ID
A celebration the life of Troy Davis through spoken word and other artistic forms through a dynamic open mic. Whether you write, play music, or just enjoy being in the presence of good people, this event promises to offer powerful and provocative insights; all will leave inspired and uplifted. Open mic begins at 7.
Announcements: Call for national day of action November 17th. Proposal to consolidate Tactical, Structural, and Communications working groups into one.
1. It’s cold, we are looking for places to meet inside.
Shawn has a contact with Judson Church about longer term indoor space.
Eli and Peter are going to try to talk to New School Outreach and Faculty to arrange facilities for meetings.
At the very least Peter and possibly Denny would like to hold Arts & Culture Group in the semi-outdoor atrium and/or the cafeteria or classrooms of the 11th and 12th street buildings.
2. Poem by Peter Burzynski. (Please see the attached video). Poem was read. Zeal was had. Liberal diatribes were voiced. People stopped and listened. Passive constructions were rampant.
3. GA time and day discussion:
The GA proposes to suspend Friday GAs, due to schedule conflicts, lack of interest, and perhaps the fact that two weekly GAs may be enough. Sunday for big events, Weds. to plan the Sunday.
Furthermore, the GA had discussed whether or not to have Sunday’s GA be much earlier in the day (possibly at 2, possibly at 3) in order to have events then lead into a GA around 5 p.m. and take advantage of what warm weather we will still have
The GA noted that the four of us acknowledge that we wish to be welcoming to those with 9-5 desk jobs during the week and those of us with 4-Midnight jobs during the weekend. Those of us with multiple jobs, I’m not sure. Life is difficult, but beautiful.
4. Arts and Culture Group:
Shawn and Eli purposed that Denny and Peter take over the reigns for this group.
Peter would add that Liz and others should stay involved as much as they can but acknowledges that all of us are terribly busy people caught between work, Occupy, our passions, and our recreations.
Public Forum in Washington Square Park this Sunday Nov 6th at 4pm
“DEBT & MONEY — DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE”
The General Assembly of Washington Square Park (www.OccupyWSP.org) is hosting a Public Forum this Sunday Nov 6th at 4pm on imagining new responses to debt.
Following from the success of recent Forums featuring Judith Butler (2 weeks ago) and Angela Davis (last week), this weekend continues the tradition of presenting challenging and inspiring ideas and speakers in the public space each SundayThis Sunday’s Forum will consist of presentations by four speakers, followed by extensive Q&A.
DANIEL PINCHBECK is the co-editor of the new anthology, What Comes After Money?, co-founder of websites Reality Sandwich (www.realitysandwich.com) and Evolver.net, and author of the books 2012: The Return of Quezalcoatl and Breaking Open the Head, all of which encourage looking at an emerging new paradigm.
ANYA KAMENETZ is the author of Generation Debt, DIY U, and The Edupunks’ Guide, all about the intersection of education and economics, and self-organized solutions.
McKENZIE WARK is the author of The Hacker Manifesto and The Beach Beneath The Streets which focuses on the history of the Situationists International including the liberating promise of public space.
ANDREW ROSS is the author of many books including Celebration and Nice Work if You Can Get it: Life and Labor in Precarious Times. He is interested in the new Student Debt Moratorium Proposal.
4pm this Sunday, in Washington Square Park NYC, near the archway. All welcome.
Further info: OccupyWSP.tumblr.com twitter: @OccupyWSP facebook.com/OccupyWSP
Please join students from universities, colleges, and high schools across the city for an important Assembly to address planning for a Week of Action, November 14-November 21.