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Summer school schedule 2012

*Unless otherwise notated, each night will consist of

• a workshop from 7pm - 8pm
• panel / discussion from 8pm - 10pm
• performance and/or film screening from 10pm - midnight

All events (excepts Sunday’s workshops) take place at:

The Niebyl-Proctor Marxist library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94609.

August 6, 2012: THE BODY

Workshops:

·    7 pm - JENNIFER HOFF teaches “Inbod,” a workshop of dance and movement. Available to all movement levels, it is about putting your body in a place, and the resulting emotional impact. It is about inscribing emotion on object, enlivening, and the fitting together of pieces of. You are always someplace. Please come prepared to move about.

·    8 pm - JUSTIN GORDON teaches alignment aikido and the body

Discussion:

·    9 pm - TED REES on the work of artist David Wojnarowicz

Film Screenings:

·    10 pm - Wojnarowicz’s Fire In My Belly (1987)

·    WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)

August 7: THE CITY

Workshop:

·    ISAAC ONTIVEROS and KAMAU WALTON of Critical Resistance on the uses and impacts of civil gang injunctions in Oakland. Participants will learn about gang injunctions’ relationship to policing, surveillance, imprisonment, racism, and economic inequity. This workshop will also highlight community efforts to resist and to build self-determination.

Presentations:

·    MARK HOGAN on: Do new urban interventions, such as parklets and bike sharing programs, represent greater public participation in the streets, or merely gentrification and increased property values?

·    ISAAC ONTIVEROS and KAMAU WALTON on: the relationship between policing and cities

·    M/N J PECK on: ‘researching’ the queer city

·    ALEXANDER SCHURMANN on: The Metropolis and the Fulfillment of Nihilism in America: a lumpen perspective

Performances:

·    ALEX ABRAMOVICH and LUCY RAVEN presenting their film Notes on the General Strike of 1946, commissioned by the Oakland Standard at the Oakland Museum of California

·    ERIKA STAITI presenting her film created for the occasion, a meditation on the city through lines, shapes, layers, and light.

·    WENDY TREVINO reading poems inspired by her love of San Francisco and Oakland

August 8: POLITICS of LANGUAGE

 

Workshop:

·    CHRISTIAN NAGLER on instrumentalization of the mass body

Panel:

·    NORMA COLE is a poet, painter, and translator

·    ROBERT HURLEY is a translator of several leading French philosophers

·    LAURA WELCHER is a linguist and director of The Rosetta Project

·    MATTHEW VOllGRAFF is a writer and artist

Performance:

·    “O”s: a performance

August 9: GENDER

Panel:

·    7 pm: HANH CAO YU on the Move To End Violence Against Women And Girls project.

Senior Social Scientist, oversees youth, diversity & equity,and education work at Social Policy Research Associates, a research, evaluation, and technical assistance firm located in Oakland, California. Dr. Yu is known for her expertise in qualitative and quantitative research in the areas of organizational effectiveness, school reform, multicultural education, intergroup relations, and vulnerable, immigrant populations. When not working, she is an avid reader, active school volunteer, and energetic parent of two inquisitive and artistic daughters.

·    8 pm: OCCUPY THE PATRIARCHY hold their regular weekly meeting and potluck, as well as discuss the first volume of LIES: a journal of materialist feminism - come and join the conversation!

Oakland Occupy Patriarchy formed in the context of Occupy Oakland as an autonomous group for women, queer, and trans people.

·    9 pm: ZACK TUCK presents on Gender Studies 101

Zack Tuck is an enduring identity which is nonetheless being phased out. He was an active member of the Bay Area poetry and small press community. His work has been featured in Try!, Mondo Bummer, and Timeless, Infinite Light. His slightly altered replacement is being gradually and awkwardly phased in. Zoe Tuck is currently working on a novel about the life of René Descartes.

·    9:45 pm: MICHAEL NICOLOFF on the feminist city and co-parenting

Michael Nicoloff is a poet, critic, and wage laborer, and he’s actually coming directly here from work, which is why he’s going to be a little late. Work of the poetic or critical variety has appeared in 6X6TRY!The Brooklyn Rail, Frontier Psychiatrist, and elsewhere, as well as on 1630 AM KChung radio.

·    10:30 pm Film Screenings

Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker’s Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (2005)

Dan Taulapapa McMillin’s Sinalela (2001)

There will be a popcorn bar.

All night: Solidarity with PUSSY RIOT!

August 10: EMPIRE

Workshop:

·    GIFFORD HARTMAN on global supply chains

 

Panel:

·    CHRIS CHEN on Global Racisms and the 3 Faces of “Empire”

·    MATT SIMONTON on ancient empires

·    CLIFTON ROSS on movements in central and south America

Film screening:

·         Montage of films on China

August 11: EDUCATION

All Day Education Action from NOON-7 pm:

Four Panels on:

·    PRIMARY EDUCATION/LAKEVIEW

·    ADULT EDUCATION/RADICAL TEACHERS

·    DEBT CRISIS/OCCUPY CAL

·    UTOPIAN SCHOOLS

Then at 7 pm:

COMPLINE PRESS SHOWCASE

featuring readings by

·    DAVID BRAZIL

·    MICHAEL CROSS

·    CJ MARTIN

·    ELENI STECOPOULOS

And from 9 pm-Midnight:

Late Night Dance Party!

featuring DJ Public Frenemy

August 12: WORKSHOPS IN PUBLIC SPACE

LOCATION: Oscar Grant Plaza @ 14th and Broadway, Oakland

TIME: 12-7 PM

During the week of the Summer School, we will take proposals for YOUR WORKSHOPS, and hold them in the common, public space of Oscar Grant Plaza. More information at Summer School throughout the week!