Video from the event :
Southern California Anarchist Gathering
Saturday, August 18, 2012
11am - 6pm
Southern California Library of Social Studies and Research,
6120 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90044.
This is a FREE EVENT
MAIN ROOM 12pm - 12:50pm
*Cop Watch Los Angeles Training
How to create a cop watch patrol unit in your community to fight police terrorism.
GREEN ROOM 12pm - 12:50pm
*Raising Vegan/Vegetarian Children by Christine and Tricia
A workshop regarding diet and the impact it has on both our children and the environment. This is an open forum for parents
to discuss issues of raising healthy children on a budget and making them feel more empowered as individuals through the
choices they make to determine their own lives.
SECOND FLOOR 12pm - 12:50pm
*Notes on the Black Bloc
A short history of Black Bloc tactics, it's origins, uses, and purpose. We will discuss Black Bloc tactics within the
contemporary Anarchist and anti-authoritarian movements and the federal repression surrounding these tactics and the
anarchist movement as a whole. We will also discuss how to form a bloc, including what to wear and what not to wear during
black bloc actions. (This workshop is for informational purposes only and is not intended to incite or encourage any illegal
activity. We are not associated or involved with "the Black Bloc" whoever they may be. No photos, videos or any recording
device to this workshop)
MAIN ROOM 1pm - 1:50pm
*Anarchists Federations: Models and Practices. We will out Line different forms of anarchist federations. We will put
special emphases on The Russian Anarchist Abroads' Platform. Also, touch briefly on mutual aid, and finish up with
some Malatesta wisdom about building as we destroy, basically why we should build such a federation.
GREEN ROOM 1pm - 1:50pm
*History of Southern California Anarcho Peace Punk/Animal Rights Movement from the 80's, 90's to Y2K by J.Lee
The failure and accomplishments: anarchist center/anarchist info shop, co-op house (communal living), protest, campus
organizing, + some info on how to organize, starting collectives from the scratch, networking etc. Click here to check out
photos from 1984, 1985 and 1987.
SECOND FLOOR 1pm - 1:50pm
*A day at the Prison Library Project by Joey
MAIN ROOM 2pm - 2:50pm
*ARA (Anti Racist Action) workshop and open discussion with Black Riders Liberation Party and People Against Racist Terror.
GREEN ROOM 2pm - 2:50pm
*BDSM for Queer People of Color/People of Color with Masociclistas by Ana Bel
Politics of bikes, kink, and BDSM for Queer People of Color. Discussion about sexy things you can do that are bike related.
Boundaries and Intensity of Play. Hands-on demonstrations about Flogging, Tube Tying. These demonstrations can be done on
others, yourself or you can simply watch, whatever your level of comfort is. (18+, all genders welcome; facilitated by and for
Queer People of Color. People of Color who are not Queer but are in solidarity with QPOC are also welcomed. Open to single,
coupled or poly arranged people)
SECOND FLOOR 2pm - 2:50pm
*Radical Activism, A Womyn's Perspective with Shannen Maas.
Join Shannen Maas in a frank, no holds barred discussion about being a womyn in a radical activist community. Share stories,
ideas and support for one another in a safe womyn-positive environment.
MAIN ROOM 3pm - 3:50pm
APOC (Anarchist People of Color Panel) with Ceja Libre, Ralf Camacho, Alma from L.A. Anarchist Bookfair Collective and
Yaotl from Aztlan Underground. Facilitator Joaquin C.
GREEN ROOM 3pm - 3:50pm
Know Your Rights by Anarchist Lawyer
Mike has been an activist in environmental, animal rights and social justice movements across the west since the early 1990s.
He is a Los Angeles-based attorney with an anti-fascist law practice focused on criminal defense, immigration law and asset
forfeiture. (No photos, videos or any recording device to this workshop)
SECOND FLOOR 3pm - 4pm (no workshops due to PA system used in the main room)
MAIN ROOM 4pm - 4:50pm
*History of Los Angeles Anarchist Movement Part 2 By Matt. To watch the video interview click here.
Small Correction though - the first known siting of an anarchist in LA was in 1896 not 1892. It was the bombing of the Eagle
Woolen Co. The Los Angeles Times described stated that it must be anarchist because a “seedy-looking man about 45-years
old” with a “a straggly beard, wild-looking eyes" was seen while "carrying an ugly looking article in his hand.” That is what I
get for agreeing to impromptu interviews. By Matt.
GREEN ROOM 4pm - 4:50pm
*Polyamory: Anarchy & Love by Jacquie
The purpose of the workshop is to challenge ourselves to be less controlling and more open in our relationships in
order to subvert the hetero-normative idea of ownership over a partner's body. In challenging this idea, we challenge
ourselves to be more free, more trusting, and more independent. We'll discuss the different styles of polyamory, how
a polyamorous "family" or "clan" can enrich our lives (both as individuals and activists), and how to begin
incoorperating more openness in a monogamous relationship.
SECOND FLOOR 4pm - 5pm (no workshops due to PA system used in the main room)
MAIN ROOM 5pm - 6pm
LIVE MUSIC BY: Cihuatl Ce (Revolutionary Feminist Hip Hop), Moon Bandits (DIY Folk Punk) ,
Sherman Austin (Anarchist Hip Hop), Luv the Mezenger (Hip Hop)