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Bay Area Anarchist Salon and Potluck (Bring the Gift of Food)
Date Wednesday December 15
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Station 40, 3030B 16th Street at Mission, San Francisco
Event Type Other
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Question: "In the spirit of the holiday season, what present-day gift-economy practices by anarchists and others point toward life after capitalism?"

The Station 40 Events Collective is pleased to host the Bay Area Anarchist Salon, a monthly facilitated conversation by and for anarchists. Each salon features one, specific question, which we then answer together, and a potluck.

This month we're trying something a little bit different. After a brief intro, we'll divide up into four small groups for facilitated conversation, then join together in a moderated big group discussion, and end with our own gift economy: a potluck, so we can continue to talk over vegan/veggie food, drink, and dessert (provided out of mutual aid by Food Not Bombs and mostly, also, by YOU!).

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; to develop a culture of reconstruction and vision alongside a culture of resistance; and to 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 donations toward Station 40's video projector fund are greatly appreciated (of course, we're also happy to accept a donation of a working projector!)
Added to the calendar on Thursday Dec 9th, 2010 12:55 AM

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