An Atlanta Ⓐnarchist Assembly
To Atlanta's anarchists and the anarcha-curious:
The next Atlanta Ⓐnarchist Assembly is scheduled for Saturday January 5th at Coan Park. Mark your calendars and please help spread the word as these assemblies are always best when a plurality of anarchist perspectives are represented. Lets continue to reach out to anarchists and 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 is always encouraged. The Ⓐnarchist Assembly is a space to facilitate the exchange of ideas and a space to spark new collaborations. it will not create platforms or manifestos.
The assembly is what you make of it.
Participants should come prepared with:
Topics of interest
Topics to debate
Also consider bringing things to share such as zines, flyers for upcoming events, food, 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.