A group of us from Occupy Vancouver have been organizing an interactive discussion series called "Seeing the Strings: A Series of Teach-Ins on the Oppressions that Hold Capitalism Up." Our first event, Capitalism and You, is Friday, March 23 (details below). We hope to see you there!
As Occupy protests have erupted across the world to decry the injustice of our current economic system, the question arises: What are we fighting against? At present, Vancouver lacks any adequate forum for understanding what capitalism is and how it functions. It is for this reason that we are hosting a series of teach-ins to explore how capitalism operates, its inherent violence, and how it interacts with other forms of oppression (eg. sexism, colonialism, criminalization, etc).
Our aim is to create meaningful deliberation in Vancouver about capitalism, and its reliance on both visible and invisible forms of domination and exploitation. Rather than being simply a lecture series, we hope to create a learning space where attendees become participants, working together by sharing and analyzing their experiences. The planned events will bring together a range of scholars, activists, organizers, and occupiers, as well as others interested in exploring how capitalism affects both their and others’ lives.
Seeing the Strings: A Series of Teach-Ins on the Oppressions that Hold
Introductory event: Capitalism and You
Friday, March 23, 2012, 7-9 PM
Downtown Vancouver Public Library, Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye room
By donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
What are the basics of capitalism? How is it connected to different forms of exploitation? How does capitalism shape you? Join us for two short presentations, group discussion, and a short workshop.
Presentations by Iglika Ivanova, Researcher with the Canadian Center
for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and Matthew Wildcat, PhD student in
Anarcha-Indiginism at UBC.
Stay tuned for details on our next event: Capitalism & Colonialism