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 Marshfield, Vermont. The gathering is a unique opportunity to renew the Social Ecology community in person, restore old friendships and make new ones, and connect with like-minded people from around the world.

This year’s theme is Building Municipalist Movements, inspired by the exciting surge in explicitly municipalist organizing worldwide. This year will feature open thematic panel discussions kicked off by short inputs on the following topics (draft schedule below):

  • What is Communalism?
  • Lessons from Past Movements
  • Urbanization, Right to the City, and the “Commons”
  • Antiracism and Decolonization in Theory and Practice
  • Reclaiming the Radical Imagination

We provide great fresh meals over the course of the weekend, so we ask participants to pay a sliding scale fee of $70-200 dollars (we don’t turn anyone away for lack of funds). There is free on-site camping, motels, and a variety of other local housing options nearby. To register, please email us at: social-ecology@mail.mayfirst.org and pay in advance here.

We look forward to another wonderful weekend – mark your calendars and join us!

2018 ISE Annual Gathering – DRAFT SCHEDULE

Friday, Aug 17th

3 – 4:30                    Welcome and Opening Circle

(15 minute break)

4:45 – 6:45              What is Communalism  

6:00 – 7:30               Dinner

7:30 – 8:15              History of the ISE

Saturday, Aug. 18

8:30 – 9:15           Breakfast

9:30 – 11:00        Roundtable:  Lessons from Past Movements        

(15 minute break)

11:15 – 12:45      Panel Discussion: Urbanization, Right to the City, and the “Commons”

12:45 – 2:00         Lunch

2:00 – 3:45       Reclaiming the Radical Imagination

(15 min break)

4 – 6                       Antiracism and Decolonization in Theory and Practice

6 –7:30                 Dinner

7:45 – 8:15                               

Sunday, August 19

9:00 – 10:00             Breakfast                                                                     

10:15 –11:45            Roundtable Discussion: Directions for the Future

(10 min break)

11:15 – 12:30           Closing Circle

12:35 – 1:35             Lunch

1:45 – 2:45               Clean up & Departures

3:00 – 3:30              ISE Project Volunteer Meeting – Get Involved!


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