Lessons from Pittsburgh

October 28, 2009

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DC Reportback Event from Pittsburgh G20 Demonstrations
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Emergence Community Arts Collective
733 Euclid St. NW

Our collective is not only dedicated to opening a worker-run shop in the city, but we’re also dedicated to finding ways to strengthen organizing work in our city. To that end, we’re hosting an evening of storytelling and discussion about the recent demonstrations in Pittsburgh against the global elite.

We’ve invited various activists and organizers who took part in the demonstrations, as well as some Pittsburgh organizers who were involved in preparing for the week of actions. People will be sharing their experiences in G20 demonstrations so that we can all have a better idea of exactly what happened in Pittsburgh, and what its significance might be for our movement. There will also be time during the event for everyone to discuss the current anarchist/anti-capitalist movement and where we see it heading in the future. Our overall goal for the event is to both share stories of the week and critically discuss the current situation of our movement.

If you’re interested in sharing a story from the week, please get in touch with Daniel(danielmeltzer@riseup.net) so that we can coordinate speakers and budget our time productively.

Our collective is working hard to raise funds to open our shop, we have a long way to go but we will be selling new and used radical books, as well as shirts that we have designed and printed ourselves at this event. Buying books and shirts from us helps us move closer to our goal of opening up a new space that will support our radical community, and it also helps you get affordable and awesome books and shirts!

Also, definitely bring some cash as we will be collecting a $5 suggested donation to support the legal defense of those arrested during the demonstrations. If you can’t make the event, you can still donate to the defense fund! “Tax-free donations can be made to our legal fund through Save Our Civil Liberties (SOCL)—please make checks out to the Thomas Merton Center, and be sure to write SOCL/legal on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to SOCL G-20 Legal Fund, c/o Thomas Merton Center, 5125 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224. All funds will go to arrestee’s legal fees, distributed according to economic need and severity of charges.”

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