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(en) US, BURN (Building Urban Resistance Networks) Twin Cities 2006

Date Fri, 21 Apr 2006 19:59:14 +0300


The first BURN conference was held in 2002. Four years later, radical
anti-authoritarian movements in the United States have largely retreated
from public view, becoming absorbed in their own projects and scenes.
While we don't see this as a necessarily bad thing, we do think that the
Twin Cities radical and anarcho scenes could benefit from sharing the tools
of resistance that we've been experimenting with these last few years.
We don't see the conference as an opportunity to recruit new people,
or to build one giant organization, or even our last chance to get to
like one another. It's a chance to realize our common situations and
goals. It's a chance to explore the many facets of our informal
"culture of resistance"- music, ideals, lifestyles and interactions,
literature, activism, and history that, themselves, embody a rough
sketch in our vision of a new world.

It also seems like, at a time when there is perhaps the largest
crackdown on natural rights in U.S. history; when activists are being
entrapped in government conspiracies, and a brutal and unpopular war
is being waged justified by fear, that there is not only a space, but
a need for radical voices with visions of hope, resistance, and
community to break the monopoly of the old ineffective political
institutions. This is why we'd propose a radical reclamation of our
public space, culture, and community in the week preceding Mayday.

The BURN conference consists of a number of decentralized events in
the week before Mayday held all over the city but united by this
common purpose. The events are autonomously organized by local groups
and facilitated by BURN. We chose this way of organizing to reflect
our belief that community can best be created by self-organized action
that empowers and unites. We hope that BURN will reflect the spirit
and vibrance of the communities that we know and love. Happy Mayday!


BURN Locations

The Belfry Center for Social and Cultural Activities

3753 Bloomington ave S Minneapolis

612-724-4293

daybreak@tao.ca


Jackpine Collective

Jackpine is a child friendly and alchohol free space. If you want to
help plan kid activities please email them.

2815 Lake St Minneapolis

info@thejackpine.org


BURN 2006 Complete Schedule of Events

Friday, April 21st

* BURN Kick-off Party w/ music by the Knotwells and Chokecherry,
followed by dance party!

9pm

Belfry Center


Sunday, April 23rd

* Grassroots Globalization: Beyond Borders with a Venezuelan Filmmaker

7:30pm

Belfry Center


Monday, April 24th

* Screenprinting and Potluck

5-8pm

Belfry Center

* Activist Burnout Discussion Circle

6pm

Belfry Center

* Consensus Decision Making

7pm

Jackpine


Tuesday, April 25th

* Red Tent Workshop: DIY Menstrual Care

6-8pm

Belfry Center

* Puppetmaking Workshop

7-9pm

Belfry Center


Wednesday, April 26th

* Los Changos Workshop (focus on problems in Mexico)

4pm

Avalon High School (1745 University Avenue West, 2nd Floor, St. Paul)

* Postal Art

6pm

Belfry Center

* Anti-Racist Coalition Building

6:30pm

Jackpine

* Panel Discussion on Minnehaha Freestate

7pm

Belfry Center


Thursday, April 27th

* Craft Circle

4:30-6:30pm

Belfry

* YAWR (Youth Agaist War and Racism) Discussion

6pm

Belfry Center

* Moms in Activism

6:30pm

Jackpine

* Stenciling Workshop

7pm

Arise Bookstore (2441 Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis)


Friday, April 28th

* Student Walkout Against the War

12pm

Northrop Plaza at the University of MN

* Starve the Beast Closing Event (Art by Barry Newman and James
DeNoyer, Zines, showing of "Life and Debt, and Popcorn)

8pm

Art of This Gallery (3222 Bloomington Avenue, Minneapolis)


Saturday, April 29th

* Zine/Book Fair w/All Day Book Exchange

12-6

Belfry Center

* Screenprinting

1pm

Belfry Center

* Games in the Park

3pm

Powderhorn Park

* Zinester Panel

4pm

Belfry Center

* Discussion

5pm

Belfry Center

* Special Mayday Celebration

9pm

Ask BURN staff for details


Sunday, April 30th

* SUPER FUN DAY (Carnival, Clothing and Everything!Swap, Music, Food
by Sisters Camelot, and More!)

4-7pm

Powderhorn Park

* Bake-off!

4pm Judging

6pm Winner announced

Powderhorn Park

* BURN Closing Discussion
6pm
Powderhorn Park

*Closing Party at Belfry 8pm


Monday, May 1st
* General Strike for Immigrant and Worker Rights! Call in sick!
Walk-out! Sleep in!

www.daybreaknewspaper.org/burntc.html
burntc2006@yahoo.com

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