“The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.”
–Toni Cade Bambara
In that spirit, we invite your participation at an exciting Symposium on Sat, Feb 24 from 10am-6pm titled Artists Dismantling Capitalism to be held at 212 G Street in Old Town Eureka.
This Symposium will be highly participatory, and is an effort to bring together artists, culture workers, social change agents and anyone and everyone who knows that we can collectively create a society that is loving, compassionate, inclusive and beautiful.
It is being sponsored by Cooperation Humboldt, Societies for Poetic Action and Synapsis, with collaboration from LOTS of other awesome community groups.
10:30-11:30 “Big Picture” Framing: A short (but deep) dive into the inter-relatedness of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and white supremacy as a way to ground our time together.
11:30-1pm Concurrent Workshops
Artists Union: We will examine artist’s experiences in the local market, determine what is needed to improve their conditions, and explore the possibility of creating some sort of union/cooperative.
Women in The Arts Roundtable: organizing many generations of local women in any and all disciplines in the arts in order to share experiences, discuss the significance of our roles and strategize for more successful representation and visibility in the local arts community.
Opportunities in Excess: An exploration of local excess and the opportunities they present to engage the circular economy and sustainability practices within art making.
2-3:30 pm Concurrent Workshops
Critiquing Strategic Arts Plan: Policy affects, in very concrete ways, how art is perceived and funded. Deconstruct, discuss, help develop a critique of how Eureka’s “Strategic Arts Plan” affects our creative community.
Using Image Theatre to Envision a Solidarity Economy: Understand the Pillars of Economy, and then apply those pillars to compare the current economy built on extraction, exploitation, and enclosure to a solidarity economy based regeneration, cooperation, and ecological and social well-being by using theatre games and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques.
Women of Color Against Racism
3:30-4:30 Concurrent Workshops
Societies for Poetic Action: Discover what a local, politically, environmentally and civilly engage art collective is doing to affect their community and see how you can get involved or gain inspiration for your own practice.
Art & Patriarchy
4:30pm-5:30pm Facilitated Strategy Discussion
We hope to see you there!