May 05, 2012
16 Beaver Street
Months of organizing for the May Day demonstrations brought together new working groups, assemblies, affinity groups, organizations, and loose associations, to reorient the strategic field of alliance across the city’s many workers. The experiences of “The Free University” in Madison Square Park on May Day opened a day-long portal to a commons of education, space, and militancy, wherein a collective vision of autonomous learning was built, elaborated, and animated. In a gathering called "The University is Ours!" in Toronto last weekend, militants took stock of the conflicts surround the neoliberal restructuring of the university in North American and globally, “through a series of debriefings on experiences of resistance and the creation of a cartography of local and global struggles.” Their gathering was a linking of struggles and a call to develop a North American network that can deepen our relationships and advance this front.
This call to network suggests one pathway for combining our organizational energies in NYC and for building powerful transnational circuits of struggle. On Saturday, we have the opportunity to collaborate with visiting Italian comrades Gigi Roggero and Anna Curcio from the militant research networks Edu-Factory and Unionmade, who have built up processes of collaboration, inquiry, and organizing across Europe in the last years precisely through networked forms of militancy. We will also be joined by David Harvey, Miguel Robles-Duran, and various organizers from May Day.
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6.00pm – 10.00pm
16 Beaver Street
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004