IOPS WELCOME EVENT!
|Date:||Sunday, 28th October 2012|
|Time:||11:00 - 19:00|
Are you interested in exploring the ideas that underpin the
IOPS was launched as an interim organization with the aim of propelling activism for winning a new world. IOPS is structured as a bottom-up, international organization, based on self-managing interconnected national branches and local chapters.
Join us for a welcome event
11am - 5.30pm @ Firebox café
5.30pm - 7pm: Social event
“I am eagerly anticipating the IOPS UK and Ireland sessions taking place in London on 28th October to discuss IOPS, social movement organization and vision for a participatory society.
I hope to be of service, and to learn from those present, from all around the UK and Ireland. This is, indeed, exactly the kind of gathering I hoped for on this trip. I hope other locales rise up to your important example.”
(ZNet co-founder and IOPS member)
You can read a blog (written by IOPS members) about their hopes and aspirations for the event here.
1) 11am – 11.30am: Introductions
2) 11.30am – 12noon: What is IOPS? * Michael Albert
There will be time for questions.
3) 12noon – 1pm: Group discussions and Feedback: IOPS Mission and Vision
The IOPS vision is anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-authoritarian. The mission seeks to centrally address economics/class, politics, culture/race, kinship/gender, ecology, and international relations without privileging any one focus above the rest.
Participants will be invited to choose an aspect of the IOPS mission and vision they would like to explore in further depth:
*Michael Albert to facilitate
*Jamie Heckert to facilitate
*Florian Zollmann to facilitate
[1pm – 2pm: Lunch]
4) 2pm – 3pm: Group discussions and Feedback: IOPS Mission and Vision
*Preeti Kaur to facilitate
*Michael Albert to facilitate
5) 3pm – 4pm: Moving from here to there (Strategy by *Michael Albert)
How do you gather together like-minded people separated by thousands of miles to work for a better world? And how does that group organize itself to achieve this goal? Michael Albert provides some ideas and explores how IOPS’ structure may facilitate this. There will be time for questions.
6) 4pm – 5.30pm: Building local chapters: Group discussions and Feedback
Taking inspiration from the ideas put forward in the above session, we shall consider what we think is needed to build vibrant local chapters.
We hope to reach some commitments (including whether or not IOPS UK and Ireland should meet again in October 2013, if not earlier!). And, raise questions that will need further consideration and discussion in the months and years to come!
Please join us for a social event from 5.30pm – 7pm at the Firebox café!
Please register your intention to attend the event on this page (you need to be logged in) or by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do need to know how many people plan to attend in advance (so that we can make arrangements for all participants at the venue). Thank you for your co-operation. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at the above e-mail address.
Directions to Firebox Cafe
Please see the map below. If you are taking the train to London and then travelling to the Firebox Cafe on the London Underground, you can plan your journey using Transport for London's Journey Planner facility. Alternatively, a standard Tube map is available here.
Firebox Cafe is centrally located, close to London Kings Cross, London Euston, Russell Square, London St Pancras and Euston Square.
|Address:||106-8 Cromer St, London, WC1H 8BZ View Larger Map|