An Atlanta Ⓐnarchist Assembly

Date/Time: 
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Coan Park
1530 Woodbine Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA
United States
To Atlanta's anarchists and the anarcha-curious:

The next Atlanta anarchist assembly is scheduled for Saturday November 3rd at Coan Park. Mark your calendars and please help spread the word as these assemblies are always better when a plurality of anarchist perspectives are represented.
We had a really great assembly in Oct and many of us are encouraged moving into the winter holding monthly assemblies, so lets all continue to reach out to anarchists, anti-authoritarians outside of our usual social circles.


The assembly will maintain:
- A rejection of all forms of hierarchy, including capitalism, patriarchy, white supremacy, heterosexism, and party based politics.
- Support for organizing on a non-hierarchical basis that promotes autonomy, solidarity, and the agency of those affected by each decision.
- Working actively to build relationships and institutions that are based on equality, self determination, mutual aid, and sustainability.

People who exhibit oppressive behavior will be ejected from the assembly.

As always, this assembly will not be a decision-making body. The assembly does not have the power to block any of the projects or proposals presented - although debate and criticism from participants is always encouraged.
The Anarchist Assembly is a space to facilitate the exchange of ideas and a space to spark new collaborations. it will not create platforms or manifestos.

Participants should come prepared with:
ideas,
Report backs
Old projects
New projects
Topics of interest
Topics to debate
Criticisms
etc.

Please developed your concrete plans and ideas outside of the assembly and have them ready for presentation or wait till the break out session to get with people about solidifying your ideas so as not to slow down the assembly.
Also, please avoid bringing up basic desires and hopes without a plan to realize them. (in other words, it isn't helpful to say "wouldn't it be cool if", or "someone should do".)

Organizations, collectives, and groups:
Please bring whatever literature you might want to share and try to come ready to present new projects or ways in which people can get involved. Also, please consider coming with ideas for future collaborations with other anarchist groups and collectives.

There will be no formal moderation or facilitation or stack. (Although stack can be kept if necessary, depending on the size of the group)
Please try and practice "step up step back" at the assembly. That is: If you've already had the chance to speak, please be conscious and respectful of others trying to speak by not taking up to much space or time.
If you're the type of person who finds themselves commenting in between each speaker - be conscious of that and try not to during the assembly.
Likewise, if you're the type of person who usually does not speak at these sorts of events, we encourage you to engage in the conversation.

Disclaimer: This is a public call to an open meeting, expect to discuss topics in a way that maintains a culture of security, as this will not be a secure space.

Some Ⓐnarchists

Comments

Re: An Atlanta Ⓐnarchist Assembly

Re: An Atlanta Ⓐnarchist Assembly

There will be a december anarchist assembly as we are trying to do them monthly now however, I can't say that the location will be the same seeing as how we might want to start looking for an indoor location for over the winter months.
If nobody does that however it'll be at Coan Park.
These assemblies have been on the first saturday of every month.
Keep an eye out on the events collom here on indymedia for the details on the December assembly.
Details for the following assembly are usually posted no more than a week or so after the previous assembly.

Re: An Atlanta Ⓐnarchist Assembly

Hey,


this monthly anarchist assembly seems to be a great idea. Unfortunately i won't br there on November 3rd. Are you planning to have a new aessmbly at the beginning of Decembre? That would be great!!