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Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

A Workshop on Ideas and Practices of the Commons

Thinking in Common: Ideas for Radical Change


7:00pm
- 9:00pm
Tuesday April 2 2013

Venue: Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre
Address: 515 West Hastings Street
Cost: free

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Over the last few years, much of the world has been engulfed in both a profound social and economic crisis and the rise of movements for radical social and economic transformation. In this indignant moment, we see growing struggles against dispossession and exploitation and for safe food and housing, decent health, clean air, water and land. The “commons” refers to relationships based on shared resources, collective management, networks of mutual aid, respect, solidarity and dignity. But these commons have either been captured by the market or are increasingly at risk of it. The reconstruction of the commons means reclaiming community control over the parts of our lives that have been colonized by governments, markets, and corporations.

On April 2, 2013, please join us for a workshop on ideas and practices of the commons. This event is being hosted by organizers of the January 2012 gathering titled “Tragedy of the Market: From Crisis to Commons” (http://commons2012.wordpress.com/). With this and future events the hosts hope to continue supporting the work of social movements through building more affinity as communities struggle together to the same horizon.


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