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REGISTER: Sun Jan 27 Feminist Values – Changing Maine Gathering

Fri, Jan 18, 2013

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SOME OF THE EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING AT THE UPCOMING CHANGING MAINE GATHERING ON “FEMINIST VALUES” (see below)

We invite you to consider our discussion starters which follow the announcement info in this email.

19th annual Changing Maine Gathering

“Feminist Values”

Sun, Jan 27, 2013

(Snow date: February 9, same time/place)

Viles (Pine Tree State) Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta

10 AM-4 PM

Abundance or Scarcity? Feminism Beyond Equality – Reclaiming the Domestic Sphere 

What are feminist values anyway? Are they a good fit for you? Where do you see feminist values — or their absence — in place during the 21st century? Can we afford to keep traveling down the road we are presently on with environmental degradation, endless war, corporate government, and burgeoning economic/social inequality? Please bring your ideas about whether this is a useful discussion to have right now.

This will be conducted as an Occupy General Assembly style discussion with topics coming from the large group, then break out sessions according to interest, followed by a report back of main points of discussion in small groups to the large group.

Pot luck lunch. Please bring something to share. Childcare will be available.

Sliding scale fee $20 – $0 (We welcome all, whatever amount you can pay.)

We encourage registration by Jan 20 to help with carpooling. Late or same day registrations are fine also.  Registration materials and directions will be e/mailed after you register.

REGISTRATION FORM

Name__________________________________

Address_______________________________

Town/city_____________________________

Zip code_________________

Phone_________________________________

Email _________________________________

Enclosed is $_____  Check payable to: 

Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC). Address is below. Payment when you arrive is also an option.

Childcare

___I need childcare. Please list ages of children. Please contact by January 20.

______________________________________

Ride Share: 

___I need a ride from_____________________

___I can offer a ride from _________________

Please note any other special accommodations required (the space is accessible) ______________________________________________

Return this form to: 

ROSC, 

161 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, ME 04951

or email to rosc@psouth.net 

Sponsored by ROSC (Resources for Organizing and Social Change) + CODEPINK State of Maine & Portland

Contact:

Lisa Savage, CODEPINK State of Maine

Larry Dansinger, ROSC, (207) 525-7776 or rosc@psouth.net

DISCUSSION STARTERS

Facilitators & (suggested topics for small groups)Robin Farrin (V-Day One Billion Rising), Rob Korobkin (Reclaiming Domesticity), Nicole Moreau (open), Mark Roman (Men’s group on Gender Roles), Lisa Savage (open, or Co-opoly playing), Pat Taub (Women as Peacemakers).

Some resources that may be used:

Video: Idle No More – Priscilla Settee and Sheelah McLean (co-founders) & Website for Idle No More, the global movement of indigenous grandmother wisdom

Video of Feminist GA at the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, July 2012 (5 min.)

* If there is enough interest, a group could play Co-opoly, the game that teaches co-op skills while having fun. To win, everyone must succeed together. Lisa Savage

“The Tradition of Women as Peacemakers.”  Historically American women have often been strong peacemakers: Julia Ward Howe’s original Mother’s Day proclamation which called on mothers to protest all wars where their sons would be forced to kill other mother’s sons; the Grimke sisters, Quaker women, who traveled across the NE speaking out in favor of abolition; scores of Native American women who led peace brigades through the last century and currently the Canadian Native American, Chief Theresa Spence, on a hunger strike which has sparked Canada’s “Idle No More” protest.  Wanting to honor this feminist tradition of non-violent protest as another frame for thinking about peace actions.  Rachel’s reference to the “The Chalice and the Blade” echos this feminist peace tradition. Pat Taub

*An interesting resource to check out: Radical Homemakers Reclaiming Domesticity

One In Three Women On The Planet Will Be Raped Or Beaten In Her Lifetime. One Billion Women Violated Is An Atrocity. One Billion Women Dancing Is A Revolution. Join V-Day Feb 14, 2013. STRIKE, DANCE, RISE in your community & Demand an end to violence.


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