Many of you had “I don’t know what days I’ll be there cuz there’s no schedule!”, as well as other FAQs. Well here ya go! This email includes specifics you may be wondering about what to bring, etc. Email us back if you have any questions about any of the workshops, want more info, want to know who is presenting, whatever else.
***We have decided to dedicate this weekend to Judy Bonds, a dedicated Appalachian coalfield organizer who gave everything she had to fight Mountaintop Removal and to preserve the culture of Appalachia. She recently passed away, and her memorial service is the same weekend as F(A)RT. We wish to use this event to show respect to her work and to carry on her fiery energy within ourselves. Any profit we make from donations will be sent to West Virginia to help with the cost of her memorial service.***
Cost: F(A)RT is being put together by a collection of local organizers that turned down “big green[washed]” NGO sponsorship, so we are running this whole thing on a little/low budget. We ask attendees donate whatever they can ($3-?), if possible. But of course, this is information everyone needs and has to share, so if you can’t pay, you will not be turned away! Please keep in mind all profits we receive after costs are payed off will go to Judy Bond’s memorial service costs.
Bring/donate if you can:
– *Your own mess kit / dishes for meals and mugs for coffee / tea.*
– Food will be done on a very low budget, so if you have any extra food you can donate, please let us know!
– Literature about your rad organizations / zines / info / anything you feel you would like to share with us this weekend. We will hopefully have lots of tables to share information with each other
– Any extra coffee / tea you got
– Musical instruments n your creative voice for open mic Friday night!
– A dish for the potluck friday night!, please label if it’s vegan / veggie / gluten-free / etc
Schedule!: This weekend is based off of the idea of three “R’s” we came up with. The order of workshops and skillshares loosely follows this idea, and leads us to end the weekend with the energy and skills to manifest our ideas for a new world into reality. The three R’s are Reality, Resistance, Rebuild.
We will send out a more detailed agenda (and note, this one is subject to change) soon, like, Thursday night/Friday morning. Can’t wait to see all your shining, subversive faces there =]
Friday the 14th:
6p-11p: POTLUCK!! (bring food to share, label if its vegan, veg, etc), Open Mic, Fun stuff
Saturday the 15th:
9a-10a: Light breakfast (provided)/Morning circle. Please try to be on time so we can all introduce ourselves to each other!
10a-11:30a: Mountaintop Removal 101 / Campaign Planning / Know Your Rights
12p-1p: Lunch on your own. We’ll provide a map of local cheap eats, including vegan options
1:30-3p: Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas 101 / Capitalism, Global Warming, & the Climate Justice Movement / Ecofeminism
4pm Bridge workshop into…
Community in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador’s 30th Anniversary Party. This marks THREE DECADES of struggle and solidarity with El Salvador’s popular uprising and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN)! This party is taking place at the same space we will be at, focuses on the same issues, and will be lots of fun with music, food, cheap drinks, raffle, and Boston Sass Attack! Party goes til midnight.
Sunday the 16th:
9-10a: Light breakfast provided / Morning circle
10-11:30a: Reproductive Health & The Environment / Roadkill Arts & Crafts / Direct Action & The Climate Justice Movement
12-1p: Lunch, again, on your own, with map provided
1:30-3p: Blockades Practice & Direct Action 101 Dicsussion / Green Anarchy / Democratic Decision Making
3:30-5p: Do-It-Ourselves Sustainability / Herbalism for Community Health
5:15-6p: Breakout group discussions based on topic/interest
7pm: Some food provided, showing of Low Coal -or- Gasland.