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(en) US, Detroit, A Call For An Anarchist People of Color founding conference.

From komboa@juno.com
Date Sat, 31 May 2003 22:10:07 +0200 (CEST)

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WHAT: An organizers' conference of people sympathetic to the
Anarchist movement in various communities of color.
WHEN: October 3-5, 2003 [ October 3rd schedule: Friday 6:00-9:00
PM] orientation and registration; [Saturday, Oct. 4th all-day
workshops*]; breakfast 9:00-10:20, 10:30-12 noon morning session;
12:00-1:30 for lunch; 1:30-8:30; [ breakfast on Sunday October 5th]
9:00-10:00] morning session 10:00-12 noon, break for lunch 12:00-
1:00, conference resumes at 1:00 and ends at 3:00 (or later, if
majority of participants agree).

WHERE: Wayne State University, Student Center Building, Room 289,
5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI. (For directions: please check the WSU
online directory at: www.ucomm.wayne.edu/fsd/all.shmtl for
directions, or Shemon Salam at smj_shemon@yahoo.com

WHY: to lay the foundations for an anti-authoritarian, grassroots
movement of peoples of color that will organize in their communities
against racism and repression.

WHO: This conference is for community activists, oppressed and
Indigenous peoples, Anarchists and anti-authoritarians of color.
Movement for Justice at Wayne State U., the Black Autonomy
Network of
Community Organizers-S.W. Michigan chapter, and our friends in
Anarchist movement.

SUPPORT: To all Anarchists and @ organizations: This is a chance
for us to diversify the Anarchist movement. We ask that you support
this effort. Although this is a people of color only event, white
Anarchists and supporters should encourage individuals and groups
of color they know about the event to attend, and organize to help
them attend this conference by raising money for them, and
publicizing this event widely.

1. Form *local organizing committees* in your city, region or state to
make this conference as large and as significant as possible. The
local organizing committees are primarily responsible for
distributing news locally about the conference, identifying and
assembling the persons who wish to attend, distributing literature,
and raising funds to be used to bring people to the conference.
2. We recommend that you begin raising money now for travel and
housing, since we will only be able to house a limited number of
persons. It may be necessary for you to obtain campus housing or a
local hotel if you wait until the last minute.
3. Begin selecting delegates from your organization now for your
tribe, community, or organization who can attend.
4. Anarchist groups should financially sponsor such delegates by
paying them directly for travel expenses, or by contributing to the
Conference Scholarship fund so that we can pay for the expenses of
such a conference delegate. [P.O. Box 19962, Kamalmazoo, MI.
5. Participants pay a $ 10-20 fee for each person for all food and
other expenses of the conference. We are working to obtain catering
and Food Not Bombs for this event, and the expenses and details for
food will be put forward in another message.
6. Although we will have guerrilla workshops on the day(s) of the
event, we are asking conference participants to please advise us
well in advance if you or your group wants to put on a workshop for
conference attendants, what the nature of the workshop will be, who
the facilitator(s) and when it will be held
7. We ask that all Anarchist movements support the event by
donating money so that we can pay for the expenses of the
conference. P.O. Box 19962, K'zoo, MI. 49109
8. Please advise us if your group wants to table and sell literature at
this event. ($20-40 fee).

For general information about the conference, check our weblog,
Anarchist-POC-conference.blogspot.com, (for FAQ, general issues
and updates).
email contact: komboa@hotmail.com,
BANCO, P.O. Box 19962, Kalamazoo, MI. 49019-0962

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