OPEN UNIVERSITY SCHEDULE, MARCH 1
All workshops will meet at Sproul steps. If the steps become too crowded, the instructorsare welcome to move their workshop (after meeting up) to the grass, lower Sproul, or another suitable outdoor location.
TIME TITLE INSTRUCTOR DESCRIPTION
9:00am Capitalism: Systemsof Power andIndoctrinationDr. Mark MasonOutline of the structure andfunction of capitalist political andeconomic power, with notes on the public school as a doctrinaldelivery system.9:00am Oakland Police:Autonomous ClassEnforcer Cynthia Morse Explanation of Oakland PDshistory--abuse of POCcommunities, contempt for court-ordered reforms, current escalationof abuses, and ties to national andinternational corporations.10:00am Art is a Hammer:Spoken Word,Storytelling, and#SOCIALCHANGEJosh Healey If politics is the art of what's possible, let's use art to expandthose possibilities. This is aboutre-definition and self-determination. Jon Stewart andMIA. Join this interactive spokenword workshop as we write,discuss, and share new creations --and discover how to use our ownstories to reshape the politicalnarrative towards social justiceand solidarity.10:00am BP Out of UC Dr. BenjaminLynch andTaran SinghPrivatization, Global Warming and building an international anti-racistenvironmental movement.10:15am From 'studentgovernment' to'student union': is astudent strike possible inCalifornia?
PhilippeMarchandThe ASUC views itself as a'student government', the primary purpose of which is to create aminiature political system. Thisdiscussion/workshop will invite participants to think about thesteps students, here at Berkeleyand across the UC, could take tomove our student associationstowards a 'union' model, andwhether such a structural shift isworth the effort of existinginformal student movements.