Union Square! Smucker March 22, Graeber March 29

By Andy Bichlbaum on Mar 20 2012 - 9:26pm Tagged:

This just in: the Union Square occupation is completely fantastic!

In other news, this Thursday, March 22, Jonathan Matthew Smucker, director of Beyond the Choir, will discuss and workshop the "political identity paradox" (how social movements like OWS require a strong sense of group identity in order to foster commitment among participants, but this same cohesion can also inhibit a movement's ability to connect with a broader public) and other organizing issues. (This workshop, like most talks in this series, is at 7pm at the Hemispheric Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor.) After the talk, we'll head to Union Square.

Then, Saturday at 7pm, come clown around with the +Brigades—location TBD, but probably Union Square. (Check this page for updates.)

And March 29, hear David Graeber discuss culture as creative refusal—how what we think of as primordial "cultures," historically, can just as easily be conceived as social movements which were to some degree successful in achieving their aims. Please check the website before the event, as details for this talk may change.

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