24. June 2017 - 9:00 till 16:15
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Movement School For Revolutionaries | Richmond Progressive Alliance | Saturday, 24. June 2017

This conference is sure to be an inspiring journey for all in attendance. This is our opportunity in Contra Costa county, to come together and shake off the dust from the 2016 election season and start anew with a revived and refreshed determination to transform the political ground under our feet! Check out these sample agenda items and let us know what you think! See you June 24th at RPA in Richmond!

Explore the context we are operating in, under our present political reality, and flesh out the "norms" embedded in our cultural assumptions.

Imperialism
White Supremacy
Capitalism
Patriarchy
9:30-10:30
(60 min.)

Current Historical Moment
Introduce and explore concept of ‘conjuncture’
Discuss failures of Neoliberalism and the rise of Neofascism
Mel
10:30-12:00
(90 min.)

LUNCH
12:00-12:30

Analytical Toolbox
Why the electoral terrain is important
Political realignment in the 2016 election
Translating revolt into revolution
Real Pragmatism: the Philosophy of Praxis
Hegemonic apparatus
12:30-1:30
(60 min.)

How Should Revolutionaries Engage in Elections?
Changing the strategic question
Developing symbiotic relationships
Rebel cities
1:30-2:30
(60 min.)

Brief presentations of revolutionary opportunities
Democratic Party
Green Party
Progressive Alliances
2:30-3:00
(30 min.)

Looking Ahead
How can we collaborate in our County?
3:00-4:00
(60 min.)

Wrap Up
Workshop evaluation
Likes / Wishes
4:00-4:15
(15 min.)

Note: We will be accepting donations for food costs to cover breakfast and lunch. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
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  • Folks who are driving, you will find ample parking across the street from RPA, in the Richmond Civic Center Library parking lot, with street access at the corner of MacDonald Avenue and Civic Center Plaza/26th Street. The library address: 325 Civic Center Plaza Richmond, CA 94804
  • Will any of this be filmed? I have to go out for a meeting during the second presentation (10.30-noon) but will return at end of lunch. I hope the second can be filmed (Current Historical Moment. Introduce and explore concept of ‘conjuncture’. Discuss failures of Neoliberalism and the rise of Neofascism. Mel 10:30-12:00 (90 min.)
  • Whoo Hoo! 49 Revolutionaries are signed up for Saturday's Movement School! So, it is time for us to confirm our numbers, folks. We need to get food and drink offerings together and it would be most helpful if everyone who has RSVP'd could let us know if they cannot make it on Saturday. No harm no foul, if you need to bow out. A few of us will be burning the midnight oil over the next few days, so help us out in getting our numbers straight. Thanks so much and see you Saturday morning at RPA! Door open at 8:00 am! PS. If you can bring a dish for potluck lunch, let us know in the comment section below.
  • Hi folks! We are getting final details nailed down for Movement School on June 24th! We have a 30 minute meal break in a power packed day. There will be a potluck for lunch, so if you are feeling generous, please bring a dish or a snack to share. Give what you can, and take what you need. We're all in this working class boat together, comrades! Come hungry for strategy and solidarity! PS. Support local business and drop by our neighborhood coffee house for your morning cup of Joe!
  • Hi folks! We are getting final details nailed down for Movement School on June 24th! We have a 30 minute meal break in a power packed day. There will be a potluck for lunch, so if you are feeling generous, please bring a dish or a snack to share. Give what you can, and take what you need. We're all in this working class boat together, comrades! Come hungry for strategy and solidarity! PS. Support local business and drop by our neighborhood coffee house for your morning cup of Joe!
  • Hey everyone, please RSVP here
  • Sorry I can't come :(
  • ARRRGHHH I would have LOVED to go but I'm going camping at Pinnacles this weekend :(
  • Can't wait!!!!
  • Does anyone know if this is near BART? Tx!
  • Can't wait to attend! I added the event to Bay Area Social Events for Our Revolution's calendar.
  • Check out RPA activist/writer Steve Early, author of Refinery Town! Great interview with Bill Moyers, just prior to his book release. Steve will be a guest speaker at our June 24th conference!
  • So looking forward to organizing with CoCo Progressives all over the county! Movement School For Revolutionaries is going to put our coalition work into overdrive!
  • Check out this great discussion with our Movement School co-moderator David Cobb and one of our featured guest speakers, activist writer Steve Early!
  • Help us spread the word Berners!