Call to participate in the Olympia Anarchist Convergence

From http://www.olympiaanarchy.noblogs.org

In the city of Olympia on April 20th & 21st of 2013 we will be hosting a gathering of anarchy accompanied by presentationsbooks and conversations!

This event will present some of the projects and people that have comprised Olympia’s communities, and the greater Puget Sound Area, for decades. The website is https://olympiaanarchy.noblogs.org

Dates & Location

The event will be held at the Evergreen State College  2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW  Olympia, WA 98505 on April 20th and 21st. The event will include presentations, conversation and books during the days and entertainment during the evenings.

How to request to facilitate a conversation

The first day of the convergence will include presentations and workshops moving into awesome discussions. The second day is going to emphasize Conversations, for both people who are new to anarchist ideas and as well as experienced radicals and activists. We would like our introductory conversations to be respectful, thematic, and softly facilitated. Themes are being proposed AS YOU’RE READING THIS! If you have a conversation idea or wish to request to be a facilitator contact us at  oly_anarchy@riseup.net .

How to propose a workshop or presentation

Presentation proposals are due March 15th. Please send an email to oly_anarchy@riseup.net if you would like to lead a talk, presentation, or workshop. Include in your email the following:

• Name/Title of presentation

• Length

• Materials needed (projector, computer cables, etc.)

• Summary of content

• What are the reasons you believe you should be the one to present on this topic? (Could just be that you are excited by the topic… this is not inquiring about your qualifications or asking you to provide an “anarchy resume” or whatever)

• Why would you like to see this event at the Olympia Anarchist Convergence? (why do you think topic is relevant for a PNW audience, etc.)

Don’t forget the paragraph abstract! Every proposal will get a response. The last day for proposals is March 15th. We are excited to hear all your ideas!

How to request a table

A large room of the Seminar Building will include booksellers, distributors and independent presses from all along the West Coast but with an emphasis on the Northwest in particular. If you’d like to table this year, provide a short description of your thing and the materials you intend to distribute. The deadline to request a table is March 15th, 2013. Contact us at oly_anarchy@riseup.net .

…planned, thus far

Friday, 19th:

8 pm – ?:Drag Show/Opening Party, location tbd

Saturday, 20th:

10 am – 6 pm: presentations/workshops, discussions & tabling

8 pm – ?: something fun!

Sunday, 21st:

10 am – 12 pm: History of Anarchy in PNW

12 pm – 6 pm: Conversations & tabling

8 pm – ?: After Party/Dance Party, location tbd

Monday, 22nd:

11 am – 2 pm: Brunch and Palaver

The convergence is being held in a building that is fully wheelchair-accessible. Please contact us at oly_anarchy@riseup.net if you have specific accessibility needs, and we will do our best to accommodate them. We are currently looking for ASL interpreters.

More Information

https://olympiaanarchy.noblogs.org

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