The worker-owned cooperative movement is the topic of the January 27, 2013, session of the Occupy U. workshop.
: Worker-Owned Cooperative Movement Presentation and Discussion for Occupy U. workshop
: 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Sunday, January 27
: Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., San Francisco (24th St BART).
(if you like)
: Free (support Modern Times by buying a book or becoming a member if you can)
We'll hear brief presentations from the invited speakers regarding the history and current state of their cooperatives and then delve into a group discussion on the worker-owned cooperative movement and how organizers in movements like Occupy can participate.
Thanks to all the speaker participants and 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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