2021 ISE Online Intensive: From Social Distancing to Social Transformation (June 11-16)

Join us June 11-16 for our annual Social Ecology Intensive! Together, we will spend five days exploring social-ecological transformation in theory and practice, examining contemporary political issues through a transformative interdisciplinary perspective.  Bringing together ISE faculty, activists, scholars, and participants from around the world, our Intensives combine classes, workshops, and rich discussions guided by the goal of creating a free, ecological, and truly democratic society. We hope you’ll join us for what is always an inspiring experience of radical education, political strategizing, comradely networking, and utopian visioning!

The program will include classes by ISE faculty as well as guest speakers.  We will address a wide variety of topics, including classes by ISE faculty on Foundations of Social Ecology, Understanding Capitalism, Municipal Movements & Direct Democracy, Building Dual Power, Food and Climate Justice. We will also have guest lectures by  Bini Adamczak on her new book Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Catherine Rottenburg, author of The Care Manifesto and The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism,  panels on Black and Indigenous Resistance, Health Care & Radical Politics, Feminist Theory and Praxis today, and more!

Program (all times Eastern Standard Time)





Friday June 11: Afternoon

5-6 PM

Welcome & Introductions


Friday June 11: Afternoon


Introduction to Social Ecology

Dan Chodorkoff

Friday June 11: Evening


Social time/getting to know each other (Zoom breakouts)


Saturday June 12: Morning


Philosophy & Politics of Social Ecology

Chaia Heller


Saturday June 12: Afternoon


Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Confronting the Past & Reconstructing the Future

Bini Adamczak

Saturday June 12: Evening 

5-7 pm

Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence against Neoliberal Feminism

Catherine Rottenberg

Sunday June 13: Morning


Philosophy & Politics of Social Ecology

Dan Chodorkoff


Sunday June 13: Afternoon


Building Dual Power & Revolutionary Movements

Symbiosis, Emre Sahin


Monday June 14: Afternoon


Health Care & Radical Politics

Ashlie Taylor, Cassie Thornton, Shari Laliberte

Monday June 14: Evening Panel

5-7 pm

Black & Indigenous Resistance

Kazembe Balagun (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation), Tajh & Glen (Black Socialists in America), Roberto Mendoza (Cooperation Tulsa)

Tuesday June 15: Morning


Climate Justice & Community Renewal

Brian Tokar


Tuesday June 15: Evening

5-7 pm

Feminist Theory and Praxis Today

Marina Sitrin, Marcela Olivera, Franz Carroll

Wednesday June 16: Morning


History of Anarchism

Phil Kropotkin

Wednesday June 16


Closing Circle: Reflection, Suggestsions, Moving Forward



To register, complete the form below or email us at  Everyone is welcome to participate, we ask for a suggested donation of $30 from those who can afford it – no one turned away for lack of funds.

We look forward to learning and changing the world together –  please help us spread the word!

Social Ecology Intensive Registration

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