Government :: Politics
also Education :: Discussion
From Here to Democracy
9:00 AM HomeWORD Solstice Bldg
One-Day Workshop: "From Here to Democracy"
A brief history of corporations and democracy and corporate shaping of culture in the U.S. today.
"What's the problem?" exploring a range of views on the real roots of the problems we are working to solve.
The nature of corporations " getting to know the adversary. A brief presentation followed by discussion.
Lessons of both our successful and failed U.S. social movements and the general characteristics of successful movements.
Analyzing mechanisms of corporate rule and mechanisms of indoctrination into corporate thinking.
Exploring avenues for reviving democracy vs. working on corporate turf, escaping the limits of our own preconceptions, and moving from damage control to asserting citizen authority.
Evaluating "new paradigm" models for systemic change and relating current work to past successful social movements.
Bringing it home to our own work. A look at how some current issues could be framed and focused differently. How can our improved understanding of our systemic problems be converted to opportunities for successful organizing and impact?
Info and reservations: http://fromheretodemocracy.eventbrite.com/#