19th annual Changing Maine Gathering
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.
Enclosed is $_____ Check payable to:
Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC). Address is below. Payment when you arrive is also an option.
___I need childcare. Please list ages of children. Please contact by January 20.
___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:
161 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, ME 04951
Sponsored by ROSC (Resources for Organizing and Social Change) + CODEPINK State of Maine & Portland
Lisa Savage, CODEPINK State of Maine
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:
* 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
*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.