Discussions@Diggers – The September Series

Read. Discuss. Snack. Live.
clipart groupYou’re invited to come over to Diggers Books & Zines to read and discuss radical-left texts on 4 evenings during the month of September. Come to one, some, or all four nights. Limited space (max 8 people) so please e-mail to reserve a spot if interested in any of the discussions described below.
Thursdays at 7pm at Diggers on September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017
Contact me by e-mail to reserve a spot at: candaskwhy@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 7
Anarchism 101 and Q&A
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An overview of what anarchism is and a discussion of its principles. If time permits, let’s talk about ideas within anarchism and how they might be used in everyday community organizing and in creating projects for a better world.

SEPTEMBER 14
Zine Club: Capitalism and the Mystique of the Local.
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It’s a short text so we’ll have time to read it on the spot and discuss the topic. This is a great little zine out of Grand Rapids, Michigan that deals with a topic especially relevant in our community.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 21
Lessons from The Common Ground Collective
After the inspiring organizing by the CGC during Hurricane Katrina, the CollWe the peopleective is on the ground now helping those affected by Harvey and Irma. Could the community based strategies used by this group transfer to the County? Let’s discuss after reading a short excerpt from Scott Crow’s book on the subject and listen to a recent short interview as a starting point for discussion.

SEPTEMBER 28
Your Pick and Share 
IMG_5653Read any anarchist(ic) zine, book, blog, or online article, share a brief summary with the group and what you thought of the piece. Some good texts can be found here. If you’re already familiar with anarchism and radical left politics, choosing something will likely be easy. If not, you might want to come to a couple of the previous discussions, especially the Anarchism 101, to get some ideas or to borrow a zine.

Looking forward to hanging out in September!
Christine

 

 

 

 

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