Movement School for Revolutionaries – July 14, Eureka, CA

Do you want to restructure society to more effectively and compassionately meet human needs and stop the ecological crisis?
Are you ready to participate in bringing about deep, structural change?
Attend the Movement School for Revolutionaries in Eureka to meet others who feel the same, develop a shared analysis of our current state, discuss how changes can be made here in Humboldt County, and get to work!

Saturday, July 14


Labor Temple – 840 E Street, Eureka

Lunch provided

The Movement School for Revolutionaries is a highly participatory political education and strategic orientation workshop designed for those who recognize the need to restructure society to meet human needs stop the ecological crisis. So if you only believe incremental change is needed and/or possible, this isn’t a good fit for you. We are eager to work you on incremental changes later, but this day is about deep, structural change.

We will also talk about how (not “if”) revolutionaries should engage in electoral politics. So if you are a revolutionary who does not believe in engaging elections at all, this isn’t a good fit for you. We are eager to work you on social movement efforts later, but this school is designed for self-described revolutionaries who want to explore elections as one of several tactics.

Mel Figueroa (Campus AntiFascist Network), Emily Kawano (Solidarity Economy Network) and David Cobb (Cooperation Humboldt) will serve as facilitators.

The goals for the day are:
* Understand the larger social & historical context of our current social/ecological/economic crisis & political realignment
* Collaborate with fellow radicals & progressives across party line
* Build a united front of the Left to fight back against both neoliberalism and neofacism
* Develop strategies for engaging elections – and prepare to take and exercise state power

Upcoming Event: Artists Dismantling Capitalism

“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.


10-10:30 Intro/Overview

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.

1-2 Lunch

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

5:30-6pm Closing

We hope to see you there!