News of the OWS Forum on the Commons, New York


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The COMMONS are resources that belong to everyone: AIR, WATER, ECOSYSTEMS,

LANGUAGE, TRADITIONS, CULTURE. We need to nurture them for future generations.

The market system is transforming our commons into profit centers,

stealing from us all as well.

Join us for three days of sharing resources and ideas on how we can reclaim

traditional commons, shape the new digital commons, and create a livable

world for today and tomorrow.

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The forum will bring together OWS working groups and other networks of people

working on alternative economies, open source, education, environment, technology,

labor, politics, race, gender, sexuality, and more. It is a working forum with meals provided.

Date, time and Location Details

Church of the Ascension February 16, 17th, 18th

122 Java Street Thursday 16th from 5 PM to 9 PM

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Friday 17th from 5 PM to 9 PM

(G train to Greenpoint Avenue) Saturday 18th from 10 AM to 9 PM

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6 Comments on “News of the OWS Forum on the Commons, New York”

  1. February 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Hey guys, here is the schedule for the event:

    THURSDAY, February 16

    5pm
    WELCOME: Sign-In, Food.

    6-6:45pm
    OPENING:
    Introductory words / Making Worlds Organizers.
    Introduction to the Commons / Silvia Federici and Priscilla Gonzalez

    6:45-7:15pm
    Dawn Diaz – Women Against Domestic Violence.
    Dinner

    7:15-9pm
    George Caffentzis.
    James Quilligan – Global Commons Trust
    Christopher Rude – Union for Radical Political Economics.
    Alicia Godberg – OWS Antiwar WG and Peace Action.

    FRIDAY, February 17

    5pm
    WELCOME: Sign-In, Food.

    6-7:30pm
    SESSION 1: ENVIRONMENT
    – Reclaiming the Commons, Alexa Bradley
    – Water struggle in Bolivia. Marcela Olivera
    – Occupy Food: Seeds. Paula Winograd
    – Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Update. Sara Burke

    7:30-8:15pm
    Update on Global Commons with David Bollier.
    Dinner.

    8:15-9:45pm
    SESSION 2: ARTS, CULTURE AND EDUCATION
    – Art and the Commons: Beyond the Tangible Maria Byck, Antonio Serna (OWS Artists)
    – From Copyrigth to Copyleft: Commons for arts and sciences. Marcos Wasem
    – Student Debt Refusal Campaign. Chris Casuccio

    SATURDAY, February 18

    9-10am
    WELCOME: Sign-In, Breakfast.

    10AM-11:45pm
    SESSION 3: RACE/GENDER/LANGUAGE/ETHNICITY

    11:45-12pm
    Break (15 min)

    12-1:45pm
    SESSION 4: ECONOMY – Economics of the Commons
    Public Goods, Externalities. Capitalist definitions of the Commons. John McGloin
    Solidarity Economics. Caroline Woolard-Solidarity NYC
    An Introduction to the Commons, James Quilligan, Nancy Roof
    The Anti-commons of the Commodity, Chris Rude, URPE

    1:45-2:15 LUNCH

    2:15-2:45pm
    Health as Commons. Mini-Session.

    2:45PM-4:30pm
    SESSION 5: ECONOMY – Money and Banking
    – Alternative Banking and Alternative Economies, Jim Constanzo (and possibly others).
    – Questions and answers about money, banking and finance. Chris Rude and Sara Burke (URPE)

    4:30-4:45pm Break (15 min)

    4:45-6:30pm
    SESSION 6: NURTURING THE COMMONS – OLD & NEW
    Moderation. David Bollier
    – Creating New Commons with City Top Level Domains. Tom Lowenhaupt
    – Network. Ron Suarez
    – Immigrant, Resident Voting Rights. David Andersson
    – Occupy-Commons strategy workshop. George Pór, Mary Beth Steisslinger, Tina Bakolitsa, Mark Jagdev

    6:30-6:45pm
    Break (15 min)

    6:45-9pm
    FINAL SESSION: ASSEMBLY

  2. February 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Good to see: finally a conference with at least half of the speakers being women! Good sign to me!

  3. February 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    You can watch live broadcasting from the OWS Forum on the Commons here.

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