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Ecosocialist Educational Convergence in Germany

Several social ecologists and friends of the ISE are involved with this upcoming program.  We’re sad that the timing overlaps with our own program in Washington State, but this should be an excellent alternative for people in Europe who are not able to make the trip to the U.S.:
Ecosocialist Educational Convergence 28 May – 09 June in Mistorf, Germany
The 3E Collective is organizing a 2-week course with workshops, seminars, working groups and field trips. All the activities will be shaped around the concepts of discovering, engaging and transforming our reality towards an ecological and democratic future.
Our aim is firstly […]

2018 ISE Annual Gathering: Aug. 17-19 Marshfield, VT

The Institute for Social Ecology cordially invites you to our 2018 Annual Gathering for a weekend of engaging political discussion, great food, and socializing in the beautiful Vermont countryside. The gathering is a unique opportunity to renew the Social Ecology community in person, renew old friendships and make new ones, and connect with like-minded people from around the world.

This year’s theme is Building Muncipalist Movements, inspired by the exciting surge in explicitly muncipalist organizing worldwide. We will feature talks and panel discussions on topics like:

What is Communalism?
Urbanization, Right to the City, and the “Commons”
Social Eco-Feminism Revisited
Lessons […]

Social Ecology Summer Intensive: June 8-13, Poulsbo, WA.

We are pleased to announce the next Social Ecology Summer Intensive will take place June 8-13 at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington!

From our recent intensive in San Francisco

We had a truly exceptional time at our recent social ecology seminar in San Francisco.  Thanks to Michelle Glowa and everyone at the California Institute for Integral Studies who made it possible, and to our incredible class of participants from all across North America and around the world!  You can view the full schedule, and see that we had a packed 6 days of lectures, discussions, field trips and some fun outings.  We had an unprecedented number of participants actively engaged in organizing popular assemblies, from the Pacific Northwest to the desert state of Rajasthan in India, and look […]

San Francisco Summer Intensive Program and Courses

2017 ISE Summer Intensive Schedule

Sat 6/10

9-10                Introductions and welcoming

10-11:30          Foundations of Social Ecology (Dan Chodorkoff)

11:45-1:15       Philosophy and Politics of Social Ecology (Chaia Heller)


2:30-4:30         Understanding capitalism and the current crisis (Eddie Yuen & Peter Staudenmaier)

4:45- 6             The Rise of the Right: Making Sense of Populism, Authoritarianism, and Fascism

(Peter Staudenmaier)

6-7:30  Dinner

Sun 6/11

9-11                 Social Ecology and the Utopian Tradition (Dan Chodorkoff)

11:15-1:15       Social Ecology and Social Movements (Brian Tokar, Michelle Glowa, Blair Taylor)

1:15- 2:30        Lunch

2:30-4              Anti-Racist Organizing Panel:  Participants from White Noise Collective, Berkeley Graduate Student Workers Union (anti-fascist organizers), Occupy the Farm

4:45- 6             The Rise of the Right: Making Sense of […]

ISE 2017 Annual Gathering: August 18-20 – Marshfield, VT

In 2017 we had our best-attended and most wide-ranging gathering to date. An account of our latest summer gathering will be posted soon.

2017 Social Ecology Intensive: June 10-15, San Francisco

Theme is "Linking Protest and Social Transformation: Social Ecology and the Future of Our Movements," and sessions will be held at the California Institute for Integral Studies.

Program for ISE 2016 Annual Gathering, Aug. 19-21

Full schedule for our 2016 Annual Gathering, August 19-21, Marshfield Vermont. It was one of our best – special thanks to all the new folks who came from throughout the US and beyond!
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    16 Year Anniversary of A16 IMF/World Bank Protest – Bringing Democracy Home

16 Year Anniversary of A16 IMF/World Bank Protest – Bringing Democracy Home

ISE faculty and students were key organizers and active participants in the alterglobalization movement. To commemorate the 16th anniversary of the "A16" action in Washington D.C. and the important role played by Social Ecologists in this movement, we're posting the widely-read Bringing Democracy Home pamphlet that helped give the movement its political flavor. Although written 16 years ago, its insights remain as relevant as ever.
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    2016 ISE Summer Gathering: August 19-21 – Marshfield, Vermont

2016 ISE Summer Gathering: August 19-21 – Marshfield, Vermont

Join the ISE for our annual summer gathering in Vermont. This year's theme: Social Ecology, Socialism, and the State. How can we move from protest to social transformation?