Jan 29, 2016 Friday
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is a planning group for serious social justice advocates.* The purpose of the meeting will be to plan a six-week test group for a citizen-focused, neighborhood-based social justice outreach group designed to safely engage people (and join in the struggle) in issues of social justice, including racism, sexism, homo- and trans-phobia, etc. The effort will pivot around concepts of cultural and institutional domination, supremacy, violence, privilege and bias and promote non-violent communication. The goal is to facilitate and initiate connections between people, social change and ideas and further each person’s impact through collective support. Those who have committed and completed the 6 test-group sessions (either meeting at Trade School or another location) will receive a social justice themed yard sign and/or T-shirt and the option to further participate as a leader and community activist in the neighborhood outreach effort. This is a call for citizen-driven, citizen-based activism and courageous, entrepreneurial, open-minded and empathetic Indianapolis citizen-participant-leaders who are willing to take on this task with some rigor, research, outreach and responsible experimentalism. *Advocates who need no convincing of the power of promoting feminist, anti-racist, decolonizing beliefs and practices.

Bring one of the following:
bring a team-ready fellow social justice advocate to the meeting
donate an extra social justice yard sign or T-shirt (Black Lives Matter, Fire Pence, This is What a Feminist Looks Like, etc. - please do not buy)
your commitment to a work group requiring 1-2 hours a week over the course of 2-3 months (flexible scheduling)
your commitment to participate in a planning work group and 6-week test group session
your commitment to write a blog post or letter to the editor on a social justice issue and how it relates to institutional ideas and practices

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.