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(en) US, Update - Renewing the Anarchist Tradition Conf.erence, Registration Deadline: SEPT 8 (Space is Limited)

Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 09:08:41 +0300


The Renewing the Anarchist Tradition (RAT) conference, a project of
the IAS, aims to provide a scholarly space in which to both reexamine
and reinvigorate the social and political tradition of anarchism. The
conference is meant as one contribution to the project of developing
a more rigorous and contemporary theoretical framework for anarchism,
and to assist in nurturing new generations of anti-authoritarian public
intellectuals. It brings together anarchist and libertarian left
organizers, educators, activists, writers, lifelong learners, and
others to explore how we make sense of our own politics; how we
understand anarchism in the context of our lives, movements, and
present-day social conditions; and how the conceptual
tools that anarchism provides can and need to be
rethought. As in the past, we hope that RAT will
continue to raise difficult and provocative questions
in a supportive, participatory environment among
anarchist peers.

REGISTRATION
(deadline: by or before Friday, September 8)

You must register and pay in advance, and do so soon,
as the conference space is limited to 200 people--and
RAT must prepay all food, housing, and room rental
fees in advance (the conference has no outside or
independent funding source other than registration
fees).

We’re offering a sliding-scale registration for the
following three options:

1. Registration and six meals (for locals and
others not requiring housing): $40 to $60

2. Registration fee, six meals, and shared
dorm room: $80 to $100

3. Registration fee, six meals, and single
dorm room: $120 to $150

Registration includes six meals (Friday dinner;
Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday
breakfast and lunch); please specify vegan,
vegetarian, or meat when you register. Rooms are
single or shared dorm space, and include linens and
towels. If you request a shared dorm room, please
indicate any roommate preferences such as a specific
person or gender. If needed, child care is available;
ask for details when registering.

NOTE: we cannot custom-tailor registration fees to
include, say, only four meals, and we cannot refund
registration fees.

To register, please e-mail:
rat-registration@anarchist-studies.org

SCHOLARSHIPS

A limited number of partial scholarships are available
to subsidize RAT conference fees for those with
limited resources. We will do our best to offer
assistance to those who need it.

These scholarships are made possible because of the
generosity of other RAT participants. If you can
afford to pay the higher end of our sliding-scale
registration fee or want to donate more beyond that,
we will pass along the extra funds to those needing
financial aid to attend RAT.

GETTING TO RAT

RAT takes place on the Goddard College campus in
Plainfield, Vermont, about nine miles east of the
state capital, Montpelier, and easily accessible by
car off I-89 North or South.

Both Amtrak and Greyhound or Vermont Transit
(www.vermonttransit.com) offer train and bus service,
respectively, to Montpelier. Limited pick-ups and
drop-offs will be available, or you can call a taxi (K
C Taxi at 802-476-0882 or Payless Taxi at
802-476-4097) during the daytime hours. Please check
with us about your travel arrangements before assuming
that a pick-up or drop-off in Montpelier is possible.

There is an airport in Burlington, Vermont, about an
hour’s drive from Plainfield. We will be unable to do
any airport pick-ups or drop-offs, however. If you fly
to Burlington, please arrange your own ground
transportation. There are several car rental agencies
at the airport (www.vermontairports.com/btv.html). In
addition, there is limited bus service between
Burlington and Montpelier on either Vermont Transit
(www.vermonttransit.com) or Chittenden County Transit
Authority and the LINK Express
(http://www.cctaride.org/main.php).

MINI-BOOKFAIR

A number of bookstores and publishers will table at
RAT as part of our annual mini-bookfair. Tables are
available for bookstores, publishers, and others
selling literature/materials for a sliding scale of
$20 to $35; you must reserve and pay for a table in
advance. Tables will also be available at no charge
for free literature or other giveaway materials
(zines, patches, art, and so forth).

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Or do you want to be added to our e-mail list?

Please e-mail us at:
rat-registration@anarchist-studies.org

The co-organizers for RAT 2006 are Cindy Milstein,
Andrea Maria, Spencer Sunshine, and Joshua Stephens.
The conference is a project of the IAS
(http://www.anarchist-studies.org/).

REGISTER NOW! (deadline: Sept. 8, but space is limited)
September 29 to October 1, 2006 at Goddard College, Plainfield,
Vermont http://www.homemadejam.org/renew
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