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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register at eventbrite through the ‘get tickets button or the link below. Space is limited.
Suggested reading -
Combahee River Collective Statement
Consensus Decision Making: What it is and What it is Not
The Tyranny of Structurelessness
Beyond Punishment: the Movement for Transformative Justice