Update on the Activist Assembly!

This weekend is the Activist Assembly taking place at OISE.

The weekend is packed-full of great speakers, talks and workshops.

The revised schedule is below and more information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/270078499716966/

If you would like to assist the food committee by providing a kitchen to cook in, donations or prepared food please contact:

[email protected]

**Registration for this event is REQUIRED (it is free!). Please register by emailing: occupytoactivistassembly@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

SCHEDULE of EVENTS:

Friday:

7:00 – 10:00 -Opening Panel – Discussion of why Occupy was effective. Panelists all represent groups who were inspired by the Occupy Movement to fight harder then ever. Focus on the importance of outreach, protest, mass mobilisation, and of constant recruitment of new people.

Strucure of the opening event will be speeches from the panelists followed by a facilitated, open discussion among atendees. Finally break out groups to get to know each other and answer the question “Why are we here?”

Speakers:

Carolyn Egan – is the president of the Steelworkers’ Toronto Area Council and United Steelworkers Local 8300. She is a long-time pro-choice, anti-war and social justice activist in Toronto and a leading member of the International Socialists.

Judy Rebick – is a veteran activist, on feminist, democracy, anti-racist and international solidarity issues. She is also a writer, teacher and sometime journalist. She has a new e book coming out in March called Occupy This!. She is the founding publisher of rabble.ca and a regular on the Q media panel.

Syed Hussan – is an organizer, activist and writer based in Toronto. Hussan has been involved with anti-colonial, migrant justice, feminist, anti-racist, environmental justice, anti-war and prison abolition movements and is active in No One Is Illegal – Toronto and Toronto Stop the Cuts Network. As part of his involvement in the Toronto Community Mobilization Network, Hussan was charged with Conspiracy. Though his charges were dropped after 18 months, 6 activist and community organizers have been jailed for the Anti-G20 protests.

Saturday:

11:00 – 12:15 – Auditorium – Discussion of Committee / Decision-Making Structure – Michael Rosenburg, Octavian cadabeschi

12:30-1:30 lunch

1:30-2:45 – Auditorium – Discussion of non-Toronto experience – Roundtable discussion, many speakers

3:00-4:15 – Committees and Campaigns

Room 1 – Occupy Gardens – Jacob Kearey Moreland
Room 2 – Accessability Committee – Loretta Lime
Room 3 – Occupy The Rainbow – Jordan BG                                                                                                                                                                                  Room 4 – Occupy UofT/Occupy Ryerson – Ryerson & UofT Rep.

4:30-5:45 – Discussion of issues

Room 1 – Environmental Justice – Someone from Environmental Justice Toronto – Megan Kinch
Room 2 – Canada’s occupation at home and abroad – Sid Lacombe
Room 3 – Financial Bubble Collapse – David Mcnally
Room 4 – Austerity – Neoliberalism – Nigel Barriffe and Victoria Barnett
Room 5 – Colonisation, Militirisation and Attacks on Unions – Nadia Saad
Room 6 – Indigenous – Randy Kapashesit

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:30-9:30 General Assembly – OISE courtyard

10:00-2:00 Social – Duke of York – near OISE and St George station, in their Cellar space which hosts 150+ people.
19+ $0-$99 reccommended donation ($0 perfectly acceptable) – To help cover space rental costs for weekend.

Sunday:

11:00-12:45 – Classroom part 1

Room 1 – Speaking to the Media – Dan Speerin, Adam Slinn, Syed Hussan
Room 2 – Facilitation Training – Peter Bromley
Room 3 – 10 steps to effective campaigning – Steve Stallhorn
Room 4 – Direct Action Training – Aspa + Dave Vasey + Eryn Wheatle
Room 5 – Marshal Training – Martin Sneath, Anna Sneath
Room 6 – Medic Training – Trish Mills, Kristina McGuire, Ed Lutz

LUNCH

1:45 – 3:30 Classroom part 2

Room 1 – Speaking to the Media – Dan Speerin, Adam Slinn, Syed Hussan
Room 2 – Facilitation Training – Lee McKenna
Room 3 – 10 steps to effective campeigning – Steve Stallhorn
Room 4 – Direct Action Training – Aspa + Dave Vasey + Eryn Wheatle
Room 5 – Marshal Training – Martin Sneath, Anna Sneath
Room 6 – Medic Training – Trish Mills, Kristina McGuire, Ed Lutz

3:45 – 5:15 Committee Discussions

Room 1 – Outreach Shanger/Sean Robinson, Katie Berger/
Room 2 – Action – Dave Vessey, Lana Brite
Room 2 – Room 3 – Mischa Saunders
Room 4 – Finance – Lex
Room 5 – Marshal – Trey Winney

5:30-6:00 Closing Ceremony – Main Room

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