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DISCUSSIONS & FILM NIGHT

01/02/2011

This Sunday, January 9, features three discussion based workshops.  First up is a critical discussion of the text “introduction to anarchist communism” by the UK group called anarchist federation (AFED).  This recent text clearly and succinctly summarizes AFED’s critique of modern life and presents,

“the Anarchist Federation’s overview of anarchist communist politics, arguing what is basically wrong with the world we live in, how we can fight to improve it, and what kind of world is worth struggling for.”

The discussion will unpack AFED’s ideas and explore the way they complement or conflict with other contemporary critiques by anti-authoritarians.  Has the owner/exploited class analysis been complicated by the ways capitalism is developing?  How can anti-authoritarian organizations help or hinder moving beyond the status quo?  Is direct democracy desirable?  How does AFED’s critique make space for the multiplicity of human desires and ways of living?  How do they propose to defend free ways of being from authoritarians?  Discussion will flow from the ways each sees AFED’s critique reflected, or not reflected, in their own experiences.  This discussion is meant to be critical of AFED’s ideas and not take any anti-authoritarian ideas as given.  Thus, it’s a good entry point for those curious about anarchist ideas as well as a challenge to those who’ve been studying longer.  However, we are not interested in debating with those closed off to these ideas.  Pro-capitalists, super democrats and republicans stay home, please.  Copies of this text will be available by the zines at the CCC by Tuesday.  Please read the text before coming but you’re still encouraged to come even if you haven’t.

ANARCHIST COMMUNISM DISCUSSION

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 AT 12 NOON

Following that discussion, the Writer’s Workshop continues with a meeting at 4pm.  Last time participants were assigned to write a fiction piece with certain constraints as a way to challenge their writing skills.  Could you write  a short fiction piece without repeating the same verb or adjective?  It also has to be in the past or future tense and should be five paragraphs long.  Take on the challenge and come share your thoughts with the Writer’s Workshop.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, AT 4PM

After the Writer’s Workshop wraps up, there’s a mental wellness workshop follow-up.  Last month, about twenty people got together to learn some strategies for assuaging unwanted feelings and preparing for crisis.  This month, a follow up is being held to share our progress in developing personal strategies and support networks for dealing with unwanted feelings collectively.  A review of the strategies taught last month by  Kris Peterka of the Riverwest Health Initiative  can take place for newcomers.  Everyone is encouraged to attend, especially those who participated last month.  We’ll also discuss whether there is a collective desire to schedule a regularly meeting mental wellness group at the CCC.  Thanks so much Kris Peterka for leading last month’s workshop and helping to educate and motivate people to take better care of themselves.  This workshop is scheduled to follow the writer’s workshop and may start after 5pm.

MAKING THE BEST OF IT FOLLOW UP

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, AT 5PM

 

On Tuesday the 11th, you’re invited to a free screening of the movie Riki-Oh! The best anti-prison action film ever! Things that happen in this film:

-punching holes through prison walls
-heads exploding
-lots of fighting
-awe inspiring resistance to torture
-people strangling others with their own intestines
-prison riots
-fires
-dogs

Snacks might be provided as well, but bring some to share if you can.

Tell yer friends.

RIKI-OH! SCREENING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 7PM

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. jimmy permalink
    01/05/2011 5:21 pm

    that dog is gonna explode

    • creamcitycollectives permalink*
      01/30/2011 5:06 pm

      still waiting for that…

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