Beyond Strategy: Building Visions for a Free Society
2015 ISE Summer Intensive Seminar:
August 15th- 20th, The Watershed Center, Millerton, NY. Cost: $400.
The past year has been one of tremendous hope for liberation against a backdrop of violence. From the unprecedentedly decentralized new movements to end State sanctioned killing of Black people -to the hundreds of Kurdish cities and villages practicing a social ecology-inspired model of stateless self-governance in spite of an ongoing genocidal assault from the ISIL- people around the world are sounding the call for freedom and justice against all odds. We invite you to join us for a 6-day Intensive Seminar bringing together activists, students, academics and community leaders for an intensive week of theory and praxis on building strategic visions for a liberated society.
For forty year, the ISE has offered educational programs on radical social and ecological transformation. Social ecology views the penetration of systems of domination and the homogenization of culture as impediments to human freedom and as the root causes of the ecological crisis. It is the ISE’s core belief that humans have the potential to build vibrant, self-governing communities free from hierarchy, social inequity, and ecological degradation.
Topics will include:
- Theory and Praxis of Social Ecology
- Movement Building
- Contemporary Social Justice Movements (Climate Justice, Black Liberation)
- The Utopian Tradition
- Kurdish Democratic Confederalism
This intensive course series will take place from Saturday, August 15 to Thursday, August 20th at the Watershed Center in Millerton, NY. Classes will begin at around 9 in the morning and end at 9 in the evening, with breaks in the day for swimming, hiking and enjoying the summer sun. The cost of the seminar is $400. Farm fresh meals and accommodations are included.