Tuesday, 20 November 2012

"Rethinking self-care: collective liberation and the long haul" workshop

A workshop with Joshua Stephens on the idea of self-care, sustainability and effecting change on social, political and personal levels.

Monday 3 December, 6 - 9 pm

Hall AX1, Auxilia building, North Campus, NUI Maynooth
Admission free - all welcome

NEW: Poster for this event now available from Indymedia

Joshua Stephens is a board member with the Institute for Anarchist Studies and has been active in anti-authoritarian movements for the last two decades, drawing from mentors as diverse and dispersed as the Ruckus Society and Murray Bookchin's Institute for Social Ecology in the US, to Zapatistas in southern Mexico and the Popular Resistance Committees in Palestine. His work has spanned coordinating and training participants for direct action struggles around issues both local and international, co-teaching a course on classical and contemporary anarchist traditions at Georgetown University, and co-founding three workers' cooperatives. He lives in Brooklyn, NY where he's active with the Occupy movement, and has recently been traveling and interviewing anarchists in the eastern Mediterranean.

Some of his work in this area can be found (as podcast talk and a transcribed interview) at http://indyreader.org/content/self-and-determination-inward-look-collective-liberation-conversation-joshua-stephens. His posts to the Buddhist Peace Fellowship from Occupy Wall Street can be read here.

The Auxilia Building is #47 on this map: http://www.nuim.ie/location/maps/NUIM-Map-booklet-v3.pdf
An initiative of the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism.

NUI Maynooth Dept. of Sociology / research cluster "Critical Political Thought, Activism and Alternative Future''.