Bill Ritchey – The Creativity of Occupy

Social movements generate art, music, and innovative social forms. They open up possibilities for a different future. Bill Ritchey, a founding participant of Occupy Portland, spoke at Oregon State University about the creative activist imagination, the social and political ideas generated by Occupy movement, and how that movement has continued to inspire on-going social justice projects.

Toward Collective Liberation: Leadership for Anti-Racist and Feminist Social Justice Organizing

Toward Collective Liberation Poster

Join us for a noontime event and discussion with Chris Crass on Friday, Oct 25th at Noon in Bexell Hall, Room 207.

Chris Crass is an American social justice activist and writer. He has worked to build working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.  He has written and spoken widely about anti-racist organizing, lessons from women of color feminism, strategies to build visionary movements, and leadership for liberation.

His book Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy was published in 2013.

Imagination and Social Change: The Creativity of Occupy

Imagination and Social Change Flyer
Social movements generate art, music, and innovative social forms. They open up possibilities for a different future. Andrea Marks, Bill Ritchey, and activists from Occupy Corvallis will speak about the creative activist imagination generated by Occupy movement, and how that movement has continued to inspire on-going social justice projects. What lessons does this recent history hold for those interested in social justice and social change?

  • Andrea Marks is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the Graphic Design department of the College of Business at OSU. Dr. Marks has received numerous awards and fellowships to study the political art of German women, Polish dissidents and, in 2012, was awarded an OSU Center for the Humanities Fellowship to examine the poster art of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.
  • Bill Ritchey is an oral historian, co-op worker and member, and activist. He was one of the organizers involved in Occupy Portland from its beginning.
  • Activists from Occupy Corvallis will share their experiences with the local movement and associated projects.

Sponsored by The Anarres Project for Alternative Futures, OSU School of History, Philosophy, & Religion

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Website

http://www.ursulakleguin.com/

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula Kroeber Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, and lives in Portland, Oregon. As of 2013, she has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many honors and awards including Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud. Her most recent publications are Finding My Elegy (New and Selected Poems, 1960-2010) and The Unreal and the Real (Selected Short Stories), 2012.