Panel discussion led by author, Andrew Cornell
When: Thursday, May 12th, 2011: Noon-1:30
Where: Lobby of Library Building , Evergreen State College,
Oppose and Propose, by Andrew Cornell, just out from AK Press, documents and examines the history of Movement for a New Society. MNS was a radical formation in the 70s and 80s that brought together many of the ideas and practices that are now commonplace among radical activists, such as consensus decision-making, spokescouncils, collective living, unlearning oppressive behavior, and nonviolent direct action. This book opens critical questions for activists today. Join us in welcoming author Andrew Cornell to Olympia .
There will be a panel led by Andrew Cornell and also joined by Harjit Singh Gill, a thoughtful activist from the San Francisco Bay area, and Chris Dixon, who graduated from Evergreen in 2000 who was instrumental in having Mumia as a graduation speaker that year, was an active campus organizer and a major organizer of the 1999 Seattle protests against the WTO which he has written about. They will lead a discussion on the lessons from the theory and practice of Movement for a New Society for people interested in activism today.
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