The movie "Moolade", written and directed by Ousmane Sembene, will be shown at the December 2, 2012, session of the Occupy U. workshop, followed by a lively discussion of the tactics and strategies the Senegalese village women used to stop the practice of compulsory female genital mutilation. Free admission.
: "Moolade" film for Occupy U. workshop
: 5:00pm - 8:00pm on Monday, December 2
: Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., San Francisco (24th St BART).
: Free (support Modern Times by buying a book or becoming a member if you can)
Thanks to David Giesen of Occupy Bernal for providing film viewing equipment and to the worker-owned cooperative Modern Times Bookstore for the location.
PRESENT-DAY STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE AND THEIR EFFECTIVENESS
Democratic movements in many countries have sought to "occupy" as a symbol and organizing tactic for political, social, economic, and ecological change. This workshop encourages participants to dialog and research strategies and tactics used by present-day and past movements for change to determine which are most effective. The workshop draws on contemporary and historical texts, with role plays and invited speakers. Participants co-create the schedule with the workshop facilitator by recommending topics for following sessions. The project is intended to foster knowledge acquisition, critical thinking, and dialog to foster change.
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