ORGANIZING FOR JUSTICE:
The following is a call out for a fall conference in the Ottawa area.
Canada, ORGANIZING FOR JUSTICE conference callout:
Common Cause issued a call-out for volunteers, organizers and participation in the process of making this Fall 2008 conference happen.
Planning Meeting Wed Aug 6 at 7:00pm at Exile Infoshop.
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ORGANIZING FOR JUSTICE conference
Social Justice, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, and Healthy Communities.
Wednesday August 6th, 7:00pm
256 Bank St. (2nd floor)
Calling all radicals, anarchists and community organizers!
We are in the early stages of organizing a conference and community forum to be held in Ottawa this fall. The tentative date for the conference is Oct 24-26, 2008. The conference will feature workshops, panel discussions, and tables by community groups. It will be an opportunity for community members and those active in social justice and radical movements to network and learn from one another.
This conference represents the next step following the three Anarchist Assemblies held in 2007. We are hoping to build on the momentum and the successes of the Assemblies while becoming more inclusive in bringing in others involved in community development and organizing.
The aim of the conference is to:
- stimulate meaningful and effective involvement
- foster relationships
- raise consciousness
- create strategy and vision
- build stronger communities working for positive change
Organizing a conference is hard work and we can't do it by ourselves! We are looking for organizers and volunteers to be involved in the following capacities:
- direction and coordination- fundraising
- venue booking
- outreach to groups / organizations
- outreach to speakers / presenters
- website development
- creation of promotional materials
- distribution of promotional materials
- online promotions
- media relations
We are also looking for people to help out at the time of the conference with:
- setup and support
- facilitation of discussions / workshops
- note-taking / reporting
- child care
- food provision
And, we are looking for:
- support from organizations / groups
- ideas for workshop topics and presenters
Basis of Unity
The ORGANIZING FOR JUSTICE conference is a gathering of anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist groups and individuals in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. The purpose of the conference is to build stronger anarchist and radical movements for justice by providing a forum for communication and networking.
We advocate mutual aid, direct democracy, autonomy, solidarity and decentralized grass-roots forms of organization.
We struggle against all forms of domination and oppression including, but not limited to racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, ageism, sexism, transphobia, and religious intolerance. We reiterate our opposition to capitalism, corporatization, patriarchy, ecocide, imperialism and colonialism.
We support direct action and other forms of resistance in people's struggles against oppression.
If you would like to help make this event a success, please come out to our next meeting:
Wednesday August 6th, 7:00pm, at Exile Infoshop, 256 Bank St. (2nd floor)
Or contact us directly: (613) 656-5498 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Cause Ottawa
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