Sunday Morning Activist Fair: A Quasi Open Space Session
This is a session for us to share information, express opinions, accomplish quick actions, and plan actions that will occur after the conference. Attendees of all ages are invited to participate. Let’s use this opportunity to strengthen the links between us and between the issues we care about.
o Some issue you’d like to tell others about? Perhaps it hasn’t been included in any workshops. Set up a table with informative literature and invite all to hear about it. Why is it important and how does it relate to other issues?
o Want to share opinions about some activist issue? Set up with some chairs and invite others to sit and discuss.
o Bring out our creative writing side with an invitation to write haiku? Need a respite from the heavy issues? Make a circle for shared story telling, each person offers a single word (bonus points for activist themes!). Or lead some other fun activity .
o Or is your way of expression nonverbal? Set up an art booth, or lead a dance or exercise.
o Have an instant action? Take some table space for letters, postcards, petitions, or other good work.
o Want to build on the ideas of a workshop or talk or video shown earlier in the conference? Brainstorm ideas and exchange contact info for post-conference continuations.
o Or just come and circulate, discuss, read, write, dance, and whatever else you want to do. Collect literature, ideas, and inspiration; take some instant actions or plan for the future.
How is this going to work? You can sign up in advance for table space by sending a description of your activity; email the coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 206-789-5565; you can also sign up during the conference. We will try to accommodate everyone who wants space, but it will be first-come, first-served!