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Northwest Anarchist People Of Color Gathering Aug16th-17th

Northwest Anarchist/Autonomous People Of Color Gathering Aug16th-17th in Portland Oregon!
Northwest Anarchist/Anti-authoritarian People Of Color Regional Gathering

Something big is in the air! Five years ago 150 Anarchist and
anti-authoritarians people of color from all walks of life gathered in
Detroit to begin the process of interconnecting struggle and passion
towards building a new world empowered from below. Five years on, and many
struggles later this movement is being rejuvenated by many old and new
comrades internationally!

The one goal of the Northwest APOC Gathering is to build connections in
our region and to begin conversations towards building a national
anti-authoritarian / autonomous movement of people of color.

The Gathering will be split up into sessions lasting two hours each, with
breaks in between. Facilitated discussions will include but are not
limited to the following areas:

1. What is APOC? How do we define it? What should an APOC politic encompass?
2. What might an APOC organization look like? Strategy? Structure? Politics?
3. What workshops/discussions would we want to see happen at the 2009
National APOC Conference?

Questions, ideas, suggested pre-gathering readings, expansions of the
above questions, additional questions, etc... please get in touch!

Additionally if you can provide or need housing, need any special
considerations, can help with facilitation, or can provide rideshares to
the Gathering PLEASE GET IN TOUCH ASAP!

Northwest APOC Regional Gathering
Portland, OR, August 16-17th
 northwestapoc@yahoo.com

NEEDS FROM PORTLAND [APOC & ALLIES] PEOPLE:
Housing
Facilitation [PEOPLE OF COLOR FACILITATING]
Location
Food
Transportation around Portland
Entertainment
Fundraising

NEEDS FROM OUT OF TOWN [APOC & ALLIES]PEOPLE:
Rideshares
Entertainment
Facilitation [PEOPLE OF COLOR FACILITATING]
Fundraising

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BUILD IT FROM BELOW!

This is a call to all Autonomous / Anti-authoritarian / Anarchist People
Of Color across North America to begin assembling APOC formations in your
hoods, communities and regions!

A small but nationwide listserv is in the early stages of planning a
national APOC gathering in the coming year. APOCistas on the conference
list are encouraged by APOC gatherings that have taken place recently
at anarchist bookfairs, conferences and convergences across the country,
which have been spurred in part by conversations occurring on a national
level.

For APOC to grow and thrive as a viable force for folks of color in the
so-called United States, more base-building needs to take place. More
input from people across the country is needed to shape what APOC
movement will look like, and what it will achieve in the coming years.

Folks on the conference listserv encourage you to start bringing together
APOC formations in your hoods, communities and regions, and to develop
sustained APOC projects that will help contribute to broad radical
struggle, and a national APOC conference too.

These projects could be anything, really. For instance:

* An APOC listserv in your area, if there isn't one already
* A virtual collective, e.g. print and editorial groups producing and
distributing APOC content
* A regular APOC social gathering in your area, at which APOCers can come
together, make connections, and spin off projects and ideas
* A specifically APOC collective, meeting regularly in your city/town and
developing its own actions
* A community space or social center managed by and for folks of color

The possibilities are really endless. We strongly encourage all Autonomous
/ Anti-authoritarian / Anarchist People of Color to build from the
connections and conversations taking place at APOC gatherings across the
country, and develop more sustained APOC movement in their areas. Here are
a few gatherings that are coming up in the next few months:

APOC Caucuses at Earth First! Round River Rondevous Athens, OH, July 4th
at 12pm, July 5th at lunch
 http://www.roundriverrondy.info

Northeast APOC Regional Gathering Philadelphia, PA, August 8th-9th
 northeastapoc@yahoo.com

Northwest APOC Regional Gathering Portland, OR, August 16-17th
 northwestapoc@yahoo.com

Southwest APOC Regional Gathering Los Angeles, CA, Dates TBA

All Power Through The People!
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