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Sunday, March 22, 2009

The 2009 North American Free Skool Conference with the Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence

Dear friends, compañeras, allies, and friends who I will come to know soon who are working for a better world,

The Freeschool Community in Olympia received the below email today. I suggested that they turn at least one or two classes into a twitter class so that others can take part across the world.

My suggestion was inspired after reading a powerful article titled 'If You Are Doing An Event, Bring Twitter Into The Room' found here:

I am a member of the Peace Communities , a group desiring to help network the social justice and the free school and free healthcare movement.

Solidarity for a better world.

-T. Love

You can also search for us in Itunes under the podcast title: 'Volunteers for Three Groups: A World Beyond Capitalism Conference, The Freeschool Community and The Peace Communities.'

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"....a political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it and within it is no struggle at all.”

-Arundhati Roy, Quoted from her speech: '2004 Sydney Peace Prize Lecture' (The entire speech is available online, search for the title)

Start of Email below

Hey, friends. We've been working on a Free Skool event this spring. For a while now, we've been excited for an opportunity to get us all together to share free skool successes, challenges and ideas. We'd like you to come. Check it.

The 2009 North American Free Skool Conference
Santa Cruz, California
May 7th to 11th

The first ever North American Free Skool Conference happens in conjunction with the Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence. The conference will focus on building support networks between far-flung free skool projects, building the strength of the free skool movement, and exploring broader free skool ideas.

Activities will include speakers, panel and group discussions, a free skool community picnic, and a campfire. Discussion topics may include starting and running a free skool, forming mutual support networks, how free skools contribute to the broader anarchist project, and free skools for kids. This is an amazing opportunity for free skools from all over to get together, exchange ideas, and make ambitious plans.

The convergence will also feature an anarchist bookfair, discussions and speakers on other anarchist topics, a kick-off performance event, a dance, music, games, and other events.

More information about the anarchist convergence and free skool conference:

Bring yourselves, your radical ideas, your passions, your comrades, and whatever you need to self-sufficiently take care of yourself and your crew. We will try to provide housing and food to those who need it.

More than just show up, we want you and your fellow free skoolers to participate. We'd like to see lively discussions, and challenging panels. If you are interested in speaking, or being part of a workshop, panel, or discussion, please contact us soon as you can..

Will you consider joining us?

Free Skool Santa Cruz

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