Complex Movements | Beware of the Dandelions | Community Events Mar 19, 2015
COMPLEX MOVEMENTS: CONNECTING SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, CREATIVE EXPRESSION, AND SCIENCE
Saturday April 11, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 | FREE
An interactive workshop and dialogue about the connections between complex science and social movements, with a particular focus on the application in local community organizing efforts in Detroit and Settle. Complex Movements will share insights into their project: Beware of the Dandelions. The discussion will also include how creative and organizing processes can be demonstrated through a hip-hop and multimedia installation based performance. Community participants will explore concepts of complex science in nature and technology apply these to the practice of counteracting systems of oppression and building visionary community-led movements.
Rashuad Johnson and James Williams, Ending the Prison Industrial Complex
Stephany K. Hazelrigg, Social HeARTistry Educators
Inye Wokoma, Ijo Arts Media Group
Lulu Carpenter, Uzuri* Consulting & Productions and Wonderlab
SEATROIT SOLIDARITY: AN EXCHANGE OF STRATEGIES BETWEEN SEATTLE AND DETROIT ADDRESSING THE INTERSECTIONS OF STATE VIOLENCE, CRIMINALIZATION, AND ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE
Sunday April 12, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Got Green at the South Side Commons, 3518 S. Edmunds St. Seattle WA 98118 | FREE
Join us for a dialogue and workshop exploring the path away from false solutions to climate catastrophe and criminalization, and toward a just transition for our communities.
Northwest Detention Center Resistance
Will Copeland, East Michigan Environmental Action Council
The #LuluNation + #SadBoisHypeClub Talk Show is a queer, trans people of color talk show that airs every Tuesday. Talk about what's complicated, what's complex, what's community. Be angry. Eat Snacks. Have Fun. Talk mess and goodness. Complex Movements will be the featured guests on this episode.
CROSS POLLINATING SEATTLE YOUTH MOVEMENTS
Tuesday, April 21, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW. More info on Facebook.
An opportunity to connect, share, create, and build cooperation and unity among young people working for a more just world. We aim to convene youth and youth organizations across sector and neighborhoods in Seattle/occupied Duwamish land. Includes dialogue, hands on creative activities, and food! Facilitated by Complex Movements and Henry Luke (Anakbayan Seattle and Wonderlab). Co-hosted by Youth Speaks Seattle and FEEST.
COMMUNITY ARCHIVING CONVERSATION AND INSTALLATION LAUNCH
Wednesday April 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: On The Boards (in the lobby) | FREE
Description: Complex Movements will facilitate a conversation about importance of story collection, what archiving can mean to a community and how this can be used in organizing. The session will uplift the many local work story archiving project that are currently happening in Seattle.
This event co-Sponsored by Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture
Process, Principles and Practice: A discussion on interdisciplinary art-making and social justice
Wednesday May 6, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: On the Boards | FREE
Opening of the Complex Movements video installation mode, which features Movement Memory Maps collected through Story Seed Saving circles in Detroit, Dallas, and Seattle. Followed by a facilitated conversation with Seattle-based projects for community social justice story collecting and archiving. Co-Sponsored by the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS IN SEATTLE
In addition to events featuring and organized by Complex Movements, we have been working with our community coordinators and cohort to identify Seattle social justice and culture rooted events taking place while we are in town. These are not events that we have organized, but are included as we intend to support and uplift this powerful local work. Your attendance is encouraged!
*Please Note: The venue is wheelchair accessible. All gender restroom(s) are available. Attendees are asked to please avoid wearing scents in consideration of other attendees with chemical sensitivity. Scent free soap will be provided.