Starting Date: 08-12-2011
Ending Date: 08-15-2011
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
United StatesWhen is the Midwest Rising Convergence? August 12th~15th!
What is the 2011 Midwest Rising Convergence? The Convergence is a unique event that combines training with action. Together, we will learn about the insidious nature of corporate power and envision a world in which we want to live. There will also be pragmatic grassroots organizing skills training. Finally, we will engage in collaborative direct actions that target major banks and St. Louis-based coal company headquarters, ensuring our voices to be heard.
Who should attend? Everyone who cares about fighting corporate power should attend. Whether you are concerned about the rapaciousness of coal companies or banks crashing our economy, the Convergence is for you. For many of us environmental activists, working class laborers, and social justice activists who do not always work together; this is our chance to come together and fight corporate power.
What will the schedule be? We will post a tentative schedule soon. However, we will start in the morning of Friday, August 12th and end on Monday afternoon the 15th. Friday will involve a plenary session and training combined with some direct action. The weekend will combine training and workshops with a chance to get out into St. Louis’ neighborhoods. Monday will involve considerable direct action in downtown St. Louis.
What is included? We will reserve hotel rooms and will have camping facilities available. We are not certain if we will raise enough money to pay for meals so we encourage people to bring money for meals and/or food. We provide materials and transportation to actions.
Is there a cost for attending? We are asking people to pay what they can, according to their ability to pay. We will help you make a fundraising plan for attending and meals when you are here.
How can I get involved beyond attending? We need your help now. We need help with the arts, logistics, turnout and training and fundraising committees. As you sign up, let us know what you can do. We will find housing for people coming in early to do work! If there is something not on the registration form, email us at email@example.com
May I run a Workshop? Yes! please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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