*Unless otherwise notated, each night will consist of
• a workshop from 7pm - 8pm
• panel / discussion from 8pm - 10pm
• performance and/or film screening from 10pm - midnight
All events (excepts Sunday’s workshops) take place at:
The Niebyl-Proctor Marxist library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94609.
August 6, 2012: THE BODY
• 7 pm - JENNIFER MARIE HOFF teaches a workshop of dance and movement.
• 8 pm - JUSTIN GORDON teaches alignment aikido and the body
• 9 pm - TED REES on the work of artist David Wojnarowicz
• 10 pm - Wojnarowicz’s Fire In My Belly (1987)
• WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
August 7: THE CITY
• ISAAC ONTIVEROS and KAMAU WALTON of Critical Resistance on the uses and impacts of civil gang injunctions
in Oakland. Participants will learn about gang injunctions' relationship to policing, surveillance, imprisonment,
racism, and economic inequity. This workshop will also highlight community efforts to resist and to build self-
• MARK HOGAN on: Do new urban interventions, such as parklets and bike sharing programs, represent greater public
participation in the streets, or merely gentrification and increased property values?
• ISAAC ONTIVEROS and KAMAU WALTON on: the relationship between policing and cities
• M/N J PECK on: 'researching' the queer city
• ALEXANDER SCHURMANN on: The Metropolis and the Fulfillment of Nihilism in America: a lumpen perspective
• ALEX ABRAMOVICH and LUCY RAVEN presenting their film Notes on the General Strike of 1946, commissioned by the
Oakland Standard at the Oakland Museum of California
• ERIKA STAITI presenting her film created for the occasion, a meditation on the city through lines, shapes, layers, and
• WENDY TREVINO reading poems inspired by her love of San Francisco and Oakland
August 8: POLITICS of LANGUAGE
• CHRISTIAN NAGLER on instrumentalization of the mass body
• NORMA COLE is a poet, painter, and translator
• ROBERT HURLEY is a translator of several leading French philosophers
• LAURA WELCHER is a linguist and director of The Rosetta Project
• DAVID LANCE GOINES is a writer and founder of Saint Hieronymus Press
• MATTHEW VOllGRAFF is a writer and artist
• “O”s: a performance
August 9: GENDER
• 7 pm: HANH CAO YU on the Move To End Violence Against Women And Girls project
• 8 pm: OCCUPY THE PATRIARCHY hold their regular weekly meeting and potluck, as well as discuss the first volume of
LIES: a journal of materialist feminism - come and join the conversation!
• 9 pm: ZACK TUCK presents on Gender Studies 101
• 9:45 pm: MICHAEL NICOLOFF on the feminist city and co-parenting
• 10:30 pm Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (2005)
• Sinalela (2001)
There will be a popcorn bar during the film screenings!
All night: SOLIDARITY with Pussy Riot!
August 10: EMPIRE
• GIFFORD HARTMAN on global supply chains
• JACKQUELINE FROST on the uprisings in Anaheim
• CHRIS CHEN on Global Racisms and the 3 Faces of "Empire"
• MATT SIMONTON on ancient empires
• LYNICE PINKARD on empire and Christianity
• CLIFTON ROSS on movements in central and south America
Montage of films on China
August 11: EDUCATION
All Day Education Action from NOON-7 pm:
Four Panels on:
• PRIMARY EDUCATION/LAKEVIEW
• ADULT EDUCATION/RADICAL TEACHERS
• DEBT CRISIS/OCCUPY CAL
• UTOPIAN SCHOOLS
Then at 7 pm:
COMPLINE PRESS SHOWCASE
featuring readings by
• DAVID BRAZIL
• MICHAEL CROSS
• CJ MARTIN
• ELENI STECOPOULOS
And from 9 pm-Midnight:
Late Night Dance Party!
featuring DJ Public Frenemy
August 12: WORKSHOPS IN PUBLIC SPACE
LOCATION: Oscar Grant Plaza @ 14th and Broadway, Oakland
TIME: 12-7 PM
During the week of the Summer School, we will take proposals for YOUR WORKSHOPS, and hold them in the common, public
We want to FREE EDUCATION, MAKE ART, DO ACTIVISM, UNDERSTAND HISTORY, REVOLUTIONIZE DAILY LIFE, TRANSFORM LANGUAGE, and CREATE THE FUTURE.
Monday, August 6th to Friday, August 10th, nightly from 7pm-midnight, workshops, talks, conversations, performances, screenings, trainings, and group movement.
Saturday, August 11, All Day, there will be sessions and actions on the topic 'What is a school?', followed by a party. A dance party!!!
Sunday, August 12th, All Day workshops by anyone, anywhere. (more detail to follow)
In the spirit of Occupy and the long history of experiments in free radical education, we propose a week-long open summer school organized around our urgent political concerns.
Police repression of the Oakland Commune and Occupy movements in the Bay Area; the devastating, on-going increases in tuition at California's public universities; the privatization and closure of our public schools – these only intensify our desire to resist.
In the spirit of necessary struggle and collective education, we hope you'll join us for a week of learning, dreaming, planning, and enacting what's next.