WHEN: Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22 (schedule below)
WHERE: Cooper Union, New York, NY
TICKETS: RIGHT HERE
There are communities around the world that have stopped waiting for the systems around them to change. They are engaged in alternative practices right now — in economics, safety, media and communications, politics and more. With This Is How We Do It, Foundry Dialogues is bringing together many of the foremost innovators from around the globe — people who are redefining nothing less than how the world works. We invite you to join the conversation on the poetic and practical experiences of remaking the diverse places in which we live (a kind of ‘there-are-other-ways-to-do-things’ show & tell) — from the inside out. Below is schedule of the weekend’s events.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 @ 7PM
OPENING PLENARY: MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE
Cooper Union’s Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street, between Third & Fourth Avenues
Grace Lee Boggs: One of the great philosophers and political visionaries of our time, Boggs has been a part of almost every major movement in the United States over the last 75 years; she’s 96, intellectually ageless and still going strong.
Nelson Johnson: Executive Director of the Beloved Community Center of Greensboro, North Carolina and a leader of the Greensboro Truth & Community Reconciliation Project, the first of its kind in the US.
Andrea Smith: Longtime anti-violence and Native American activist and scholar, Smith is a proponent and innovator of new political practices. She currently teaches in media and cultural studies at UC, Riverside.
Amy Goodman: Host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,000 public television and radio stations in North America.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY DIALOGUES
Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th & 7th Streets
Saturday @ Noon: ANOTHER POLITICS
Mzwakhe Mdlalose, President of the South African Shackdwellers’ Movement (Abahlali baseMjondolo)
Rafael Litvin Villas Bôas, a coordinator of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement (Movimento Sem Terra)
Raquel Lavina, Program Director at Social Justice Leadership
Maria Mercado, member of Movement for Justice in El Barrio
Michael Premo, Co-creator of Housing Is a Human Right and member of Organizing for Occupation
Saturday @ 3PM:ANOTHER MEDIA
Claudia Acuña, Founding Member of La Vaca communications cooperative in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Diana Nucera, Program Director at Allied Media Projects in Detroit
Marisa Jahn, Executive & Creative Director at People’s Production House
Morgan Jenness, Cultural Occupier, Abrams Artists Agency
Alyssa Katz, Editor of The New York World
Sunday @ Noon: ANOTHER SAFETY
Joyce and Nelson Johnson presenting on the Greensboro Truth & Community Reconciliation Process
Mimi Kim, Founder of Creative Interventions in Oakland
YaliniDream, Collective Member of Safe OUTside the System
Jill Williams, Truth Commission Consultant and Occupy Faith Organizer
Marcus Gardley, Playwright
Sunday @ 3p: ANOTHER ECONOMY
Michael Peck, US representative for the Mondragón federation of workers’ cooperatives in the Basque Country
Daniel Tygel, former Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Forum for the Solidarity Economy
Carmen Piñeiro, Sustainable Communities Organizer at Community Voices Heard
Carne Ross, Executive Director of Independent Diplomat and member of the Occupy Wall Street Alternative Banking Working Group
Juan Carlos Ruiz, Communications Coordinator at Green Worker Cooperatives
Artist respondent TBA
Spanish/English Interpretation & Off-Site Childcare Available Upon Request contact rj [at] thefoundrytheatre [dot] org
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