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Institute of International Studies' Rockefeller
Date Saturday December 11
Time 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
9am to 5pm in 223 Moses
Hall, on the Berkeley campus.
Event Type Conference
Organizer/Author
Dear Friends,

The Institute of International Studies' Rockefeller
Community in Contention Program, in conjunction with
The Mendocino Institute, cordially invites you to a
workshop this Saturday, December 11th on
"The Commune: Histories, Legacies and Prospects in
Northern California", from 9am to 5pm in 223 Moses
Hall, on the Berkeley campus. Following is the
schedule for Saturday (also attached).

9.00-10.30 am Keynote: Genesis
Timothy Miller, “California Communes in Historical
Context Moderator and discussant, Michael Watts

11.00-12.30Morning panel: "Lived Reality" Moderator,
Janferie Stone

2.00-3.30Afternoon panel: "Crisis and Legacy"
Moderator, Richard Walker

3.45-4.45General discussion: "Prospects for
communalism"
Moderator, Iain Boal

4.45-5.00Closings

The workshop, which is open and free to the public,
brings together communards, urban and rural, who
participated in the great efflorescence of utopian,
communal and cooperative ventures beginning
in the mid 60s but having deep roots in the New World.
Drawing on the experiences of the participants, the
workshop aims to open up a range
of issues central to an understanding of the past and
future of communalism, and its lived experience: the
long capitalist boom and the
cold war family; land, property and anti-capitalist
projects; the
class, racial and sexual politics of communes; the
city and/versus the
country; architecture and the politics of space;
reproduction,
child-rearing and education; communes and the state
("code wars", the
political economy of cannabis); foodways, barter and
gleaning; communes
and environmentalism; underground presses, music and
the
counterculture; charisma, leadership and
anti-authoritarianism;
governance and decision-making; the causes of crisis
and dissolution;
the fate of the commons in a neo-liberal world.

Please extend this invitation to anyone who may be
interested.

***********************************************
Institute of International Studies
University of California, Berkeley
215 Moses Hall #2308
Berkeley, CA 94720-2308
(510) 642-2472
(510) 642-9493 Fax
Email: iis@globetrotter.berkeley.edu
WWW: http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/
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