Michael Andrew Buchert (he/him)
Greetings, all. From Seattle. email@example.com. Duwamish territory.
Hi from Milwaukee, originally Minowaki, the place by the water. Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Potowatomi, and Ojibwe and more. There are still people from these tribes in Milwaukee.
Suzanne Morlock, Seattle on Duwamish land and lands of Coast Salish people firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Smith, Seattle, Duwamish land
Hi there! I was also in SDS, the Brooklyn College Chapter, and asking questions about the separation of Politics and Art. This is included in Chapter 7 of Anarchy & Art, by Alan Antliff (Verso)
Cowlitz, Clackamas lands, Portland OR.
John Boylan, Seattle, Duwamish lands
Duamish lands, Lisa Bade, Seattle
Tony Richardson, Lenni Lenape lands.
Katharine Pearson Criss
greetings from Tanasi - homelands of the Cherokee Nation and now known as Tennessee. I live in Knoxville
Katharine Pearson Criss
Katharine Pearson Criss email@example.com
Process sounds a lot by the Consciousness Raising Groups of 2nd Wave Women’s Liberation.,
Chelsea Bolan, Seattle, on Duwamish land
Raise your hand digitally or physically if you have a question!
Please send copies of the articles to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
send to email@example.com thank you Beverly and Charles
I got the statement, but not the two articles, thanks Ruth firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would love to read the text material. Thanks! email@example.com
How can we avoid diluting the message while also trying to “spread the word”, or awareness on the active topic?
Here’s a recent action that comes to mind: National Day of Mourninghttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/body-bags-white-house-trump-coronavirus_n_5ec67788c5b6300b17093add
It seems to me that the workplace is a site for resistance and action right now. I’m thinking about the Amazon and frontline health care protests as well as my own situation as a university professor whose administration has already announced, without faculty input, that they are planning to reopen the campus in the fall. What do you think, Charles?
this is Nadine, I’d like to get on stack
Thanks, Nancy Popp and then Nadine are next.
I have some ideas related to the draconian state consequences of actions, flash mobs, spectacle and might like to contribute to the conversation if that is possible. Thank you Charles and everyone for this wonderful conversation!
I’d like to be in the stack
Please put me on the stack.
Stack: Nancy, Nadine, Ruth
The People’s Art History of the United States.
LA Tenants Union.
Thank you all sadly I have to leave this vibrant conversation
Yes, I would also like to be on the stack, please!
Intersection between the artistic and the disruptive. Beautifultrouble.org
Is “getting in the stack” the means of posing a question? (Zoom virgin, here.) I have one.
Yes. Consider yourself in the stack!
Yes, Don. The stack is now: Susan, Lily, Deborah, Don
An excellent book that talks about this idea of who is “grievable” as well as many other things: Precarious Life, by Judith Butler
Also this: The global pandemic has spawned new forms of activism – and they’re flourishing: ERICA CHENOWETH https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/20/the-global-pandemic-has-spawned-new-forms-of-activism-and-theyre-flourishing
Sorry to say I have to jump off. Thanks so much, Charles and Beverly!
yes art builds are wonderful — but depends on your goal! And I say this as the person who crafted that giant puppet that has come to be an icon from the Seattle protests… It seems now we need art and cultural work that actively disrupts as well— time is short, and the situation is critical on so many levels.. Puppets and pageants have been part of the USA history since the beginning, too
https://reclaimingourhomes.org/ . Also want to uplift The Village in Oakland, a collective of unhoused people reclaiming public/government land and doing incredible work and support curbside communities https://thevillageinoakland.org/
Got to go to another meeting, but I would like to offer the brilliant strategy of car rallies, which we are deeply engaged in no during the prison abolition movement, as people are experiencing a death sentence inside prisons. It is urgent and w ease taking leadership from formerly incarcerated folks (which includes amazing artist activists!) Thanks for conversation Charles!
Examples of art and activism in the streets now: Body Bags at Trump Hotel:https://mobile.twitter.com/MaddowBlog/status/1253519396099760128Bezos Street Mural: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2020/04/29/protesters-paint-mural-jeff-bezoss-doorstep-demanding-health-protections-essential-workers/
1st step, gathering to grieve.
have to go to another meeting -- this is fabulous thank you Charles and all who came and organized!
Yes Meg, that’s so true about the importance of public grief
Activating labor organizations (workers!) is another key strategy. I want to see us become even more assertive, even aggressive.
Thanks Charles, Beverly and other organizers. xo!
Katharine Pearson Criss
I would like to suggest a discussion at some point about a new jobs program post november election
Thank you so much Beverly and Charles!! Such beautiful history and stories to tell…
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thank you everyone
Thank you Charles and each of you for unique contributions to help evolve our culture and create more love and community. My one question is what about education and beginning with the seeds of youth.
So appreciate this discussion! Thank you.
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