Question: What role have general assemblies and other forms of direct democracy played in helping or hindering recent struggles in the bay area?
Featuring remarks from:
Oki – Occupy Oakland Facilitation Committee
Sara – Occupy Oakland Facilitation Committee
Shannon – UA in the Bay
Devin – Station 40
The Bay Area Anarchist Salon, a monthly facilitated conversation by and for anarchi…sts and other anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist rebels and organizers, features a specific question, with initial respondents and then a group conversation, plus a potluck/Food Not Bombs meal. Bring vegan/veggie food, drink, or dessert to share! And stay after the salon for socializing.
As always, our aim is to encourage critical yet constructive dialogue and comradely debate concerning the difficult strategic questions that we face as we try to engage in social transformation and build more trust and understanding among the diverse anarchist perspectives. Our hope is that through ongoing discussions related to contemporary organizing dilemmas–discussions that focus on ideas not people, and strive to develop a culture of kindness in how we grapple with key strategic issues–our various projects and organizing efforts, within and outside anarchist circles, will become stronger, smarter, and more effective.
$2-5 donation to benefit Station 40′s community events infrastructure (but no one turned away for lack of money)
Station 40 is a collectively run, anticapitalist community events space by and for anarchists, heretics, queers, autonomists, and many others who seek an egalitarian world without hierarchy. Police and other law enforcement officials, uniformed or otherwise, are not permitted or welcome.
Please note: Station 40’s event space is up a flight of stairs