Divergent Unity: How to Take Over the World Cooperatively

Civic NYC • 28 May 2019
Event date 8 Jun '19 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Event location Morrow Church • 600 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, 07040, NJ, United States
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Divergent Unity: How to Take Over the World Cooperatively

June 8th, 10am - 5pm
Morrow Memorial Methodist Church
600 Ridgewood Rd
Maplewood, NJ 07040
MacDonald Room (first door to the right of the building from the parking lot)
Wheelchair accessibility is by the elevator through the middle door on either side of the building.
(Walking distance from the NJ Transit Maplewood station, free parking available in the parking lot or on street in the area)

Free Event (donations welcome)
Food and beverages provided

If racism and oppression is systemic and structural, what are the opposite and opposing systems and structures? In this one-day, interactive workshop, we'll talk about collective organizing for self-determination, transformative justice, community wealth, safety, and well-being in our neighborhoods. Along with small and large group discussions and exercises, we'll talk about what communities around the world are doing to empower their communities through cooperative economics and mutual aid.

This is not an issue specific workshop, but we will cover organizing for social, environmental, food, health, housing, education justice issues. This workshop focuses on organizing structure and process and the solidarity economy movement with a focus on collective (non-hierarchical, consensus decision-making) and egalitarian structure and transformative justice process with a whole systems approach to organizing entire geographical areas.

This workshop can be applied to any organizing work you may be involved with, but it is also a call to action for people ready to organize within their communities for community self-determination

Please contact Abe Gruswitz for any questions about the event or on any accessibility questions or concerns at 908-619-8956 or abe.gruswitz@gmail.com.

Please register at eventbrite through the ‘get tickets button or the link below. Space is limited.

www.eventbrite.com/e/divergent-unity-how-to-take-over-the-world-cooperatively-tickets-60887156123

Suggested reading -

Combahee River Collective Statement
https://americanstudies.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Keyword%20Coalition_Readings.pdf

Consensus Decision Making: What it is and What it is Not
https://rhizomenetwork.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/consensus-decision-making-what-it-is-and-what-it-is-not/

The Tyranny of Structurelessness
www.jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm

Suggested Listening-

Beyond Punishment: the Movement for Transformative Justice
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rustbelt-abolition-radio/id1205330086?i=1000389719403

 

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4 months agoAdd to Calender 2019-06-08 14:00:00 2019-06-08 14:00:00 Divergent Unity: How to Take Over the World Cooperatively Divergent Unity: How to Take Over the World Cooperatively June 8th, 10am - 5pm Morrow Memorial Methodist Church 600 Ridgewood Rd Maplewood, NJ 07040 MacDonald Room (first door to the right of the building from the parking lot) Wheelchair accessibility is by the elevator through the middle door on either side of the building. (Walking distance from the NJ Transit Maplewood station, free parking available in the parking lot or on street in the area) Free Event (donations welcome) Food and beverages provided If racism and oppression is systemic and structural, what are the opposite and opposing systems and structures? In this one-day, interactive workshop, we'll talk about collective organizing for self-determination, transformative justice, community wealth, safety, and well-being in our neighborhoods. Along with small and large group discussions and exercises, we'll talk about what communities around the world are doing to empower their communities through cooperative economics and mutual aid. This is not an issue specific workshop, but we will cover organizing for social, environmental, food, health, housing, education justice issues. This workshop focuses on organizing structure and process and the solidarity economy movement with a focus on collective (non-hierarchical, consensus decision-making) and egalitarian structure and transformative justice process with a whole systems approach to organizing entire geographical areas. This workshop can be applied to any organizing work you may be involved with, but it is also a call to action for people ready to organize within their communities for community self-determination Please contact Abe Gruswitz for any questions about the event or on any accessibility questions or concerns at 908-619-8956 or abe.gruswitz@gmail.com. Please register at eventbrite through the ‘get tickets button or the link below. Space is limited. www.eventbrite.com/e/divergent-unity-how-to-take-over-the-world-cooperatively-tickets-60887156123 Suggested reading - Combahee River Collective Statementhttps://americanstudies.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Keyword%20Coalition_Readings.pdf Consensus Decision Making: What it is and What it is Nothttps://rhizomenetwork.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/consensus-decision-making-what-it-is-and-what-it-is-not/ The Tyranny of Structurelessnesswww.jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm Suggested Listening- Beyond Punishment: the Movement for Transformative Justicehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rustbelt-abolition-radio/id1205330086?i=1000389719403   Morrow Church America/New_York public Racial Justice #transformativejustice