The Occupy Austin Welcome Wagon has planned a series of anti-oppression teach-ins and community potlucks. The following is a schedule of dates, times, and locations for planned events:
Sunday, May 13, 2012 (Mother’s Day) 5 PM at Austin Java – City Hall
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Occupy Austin’s Lainie Duro. Let’s drink mimosas and discuss anti-oppressive parenting tactics.
Summary of Discussion Points:
-What can we do to teach children about oppression and how it plays out in their relationships with others?
-How does oppression play into the parent-child relationship?
-Should we place limits on the freedom of children? If so, when and how? If not, how do we ensure our children do not exercise their freedom at the expense of others?
-How can non-parents help?
Sunday, May 20, 2012 1 PM at Pease Park – Near the volleyball courts
Occupy Austin Community Potluck
Join us for food, fun, and discussion about the NATO protests, among other things.
Bring something to eat and share, games to play, art supplies, great ideas, laughter, and friends.
Stick around afterwards for a teach-in on Environmental racism at 5 PM.
We should be posted up somewhere near the volleyball courts, so bring a volleyball, too! ♥ ♥ ♥
Sunday, May 20, 2012 5 PM at Pease Park – Near the volleyball courts
Occupy Austin Sunday Anti-Oppression Teach-in Series – Environmental Racism
***This Teach-in will be facilitated by Adrian Boutureira and Dave Cortez***
The definition of environmental racism is inequality — in the form of racism linked with environmental factors and practices — that causes disproportionate distress on minority communities. It is a heavily debated phenomenon incorporating a hybrid of environmental concerns and human welfare. Environmental racism is often used to describe specific policies, events, and outcomes in which minority communities are targeted for the placement of polluting industries and factories. Environmental racism can also be connected to the exclusion of minority groups from the decision-making process in their communities.
The environmental justice movement aims in part to combat environmental racism; environmental justice is “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, colour, sex, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”
Please join us for lively discussion and fun! Invite your friends! <3