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Title of workshop, teach-
                              Description                                                                                                           Time        Location
out, or performance
                              Katie Cantrell- The Coalition to Fight Factory Farming will educate students about the government-aided
Corporate Control of Our      corporate control of our food system, which has resulted in food deserts and the national obesity crisis. We will
                                                                                                                                                 10am-11am Sather Gate
Food System                   also discuss the other "99%" - animals kept in intensive confinement on factory farms, and the connection
                              between animal treatment and social justice.
                              Gabriel Hetland- In addition to economic inequality, much of the popular discontent fueling the Occupy
Occupy the State: What        Movement has to do with a critique regarding the dysfunctional nature of America's political system. The notion
Venezuela's Experiment in     of representation itself has come under attack, with the Occupy Movement adopting decentralized democratic
Participatory Democracy       decision-making. This talk examines participatory democracy in Venezuela, which may offer a model for how to 10am-11am Sproul
can teach the Occupy          "occupy the state" and then transform it. The speaker will discuss participatory budgeting in Torres municipality,
Movement                      where radical political leaders have given 100% of the municipality's budget over to ordinary citizens. How well
                              has this model worked? How was this achieved? How might we think about bringing participatory democracy to
                              the US?
George Lakoff on the          George Lakoff, professor of cognitive science and author of influential handbooks for progressive framing, will be
framing of the Occupy         taking his 11:00 class outside and opening it to the public. He will talk about the language and metaphors of the 11am-12pm Sproul Plaza
Movement                      Occupy Movement. Arm yourself to speak truth to power!
                              Bradford Taylor- We will be discussing selected poems (from Shelley, Whitman, and perhaps others) that
Persecution, Poetry,
                              address the kinds of community that can form around persecution, oppression and injustice. Organized by some 11am-12pm Sproul Plaza
Community
                              English grad students. Photocopies of poems will be provided.

                          Since reforms under the military dictatorship headed by Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), Chile's educational
                          system has been characterized by a high degree of privatization and inequality. Beginning in 2006, but exploding
                          in the "Chilean Winter" of 2011, millions of students, workers and community members in Chile and abroad
Resistance in Chile: The  have mobilized in support of the students basic demands of a quality, free public education and an end to profit
Student Movement, Strikes in the educational system. Come hear and talk about Chile's system of education and the students' struggle to
                                                                                                                                           11am-12pm Sproul Plaza
against Privatization and transform it!
Profit in Education
                          James Gerardo Lamb - I am a Chilean-American PhD student in the department of Sociology, currently writing
                          my dissertation about the Labor Movement during Chile's dictatorship and recovered democracy. I have family
                          and friends currently involved in the public education movement in Chile.
                                                                                                                                                              Sproul plaza under
                              lets show the power of human positive energy and make a human massage chain. A way of showing people
massage chain(train)                                                                                                                                11am-12pm the trees at sproul
                              power through positive actions.
                                                                                                                                                              hall.
                              It's often noted that California spends more on its prisons than on its public universities. During this teach-out,
On Building a University at                                                                                                                                     In front of
                              we'll consider the relationship between California's educational and correctional crises, and we'll discuss the       11am-12pm
San Quentin                                                                                                                                                     Dwinelle Hall
                              work that the Prison University Project has done and continues to do to redress them.
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                              Nicole Lindahl- This lecture will contextualize the roll-out of riot police in response to non-violent UC Berkeley
                                                                                                                                                                 50 Birge Hall
                              students within the escalation of the US penal state. It will unpack arguments made by UC Berkeley Sociology
                                                                                                                                                                 (seating will be
                              Professor Loic Wacquant which (1) link the neoliberal economic policy Occupy protesters are challenging to               11am-12pm
Neoliberalism and the                                                                                                                                            limited, and will
                              hyperincarceration; and (2) situate hyperincarceration in the legacy of institutions--slavery, Jim Crow, and the         and 12pm-
Escalation of the Penal State                                                                                                                                    be available on a
                              Black ghetto--which have served to racially segregate the US. In addition, the lecture will incorporate quotes           1pm
                                                                                                                                                                 first-come, first-
                              from interviews conducted with residents of East and West Oakland, primary source documents from the "war
                                                                                                                                                                 served basis)
                              on drugs," and stories from men incarcerated at San Quentin prison.
★Convergence: Open                                                                                                                                     12pm-
                              Join us as we inaugurate and explain the Open University on Sproul.                                                                  Sproul Steps
University Inauguration                                                                                                                                12:10pm
                              Members of the University Gospel Chorus sing social justice songs on Sproul steps.                                       12:15pm-
Gospel Chorus                                                                                                                                                      Sproul steps
                                                                                                                                                       12:45pm
Budget Cuts/Occupy             I will briefly explain some of the budget cuts, give a very short intro to the Occupy Movement, & then explain
Movement/Why we're             why we're protesting. This is obviously for people who are completely new & wonder what in the heck we're               12pm-1pm    Sproul
protesting 101                 doing on Sproul. Then I will open it up to discussion.
Will Crum - Band               At noon the two man guerilla band 'Will Crum' will be playing at the corner of Bancroft and Telegraph, right off                    Bancroft and
                                                                                                                                                       12pm-1pm
Performance                    campus. Their music is down home rock and roll with populist themes.                                                                Telegraph
                          Sociologists debate the role of social movements and how best to analyze them, but how can we understand
Occupying Social Movement and explain the occupy movement, particularly Occupy Cal? UC Berkeley sociologists will speak to the broader
Theories: Sociology Meets political and economic contexts for the movement, such as war spending. Panelists will also speak to a range of              12pm-1pm    Sproul
Occupy Cal                specific occupy issues – from the significance of students in political movements to how digital activism and
                          social media may (or may not) make a difference. If the whole world is watching Occupy Cal, what do they see?

                             I'll be giving a short talk relating the thoughts of Slavoj Zizek and Mario Savio to the day's actions. I'll especially               North lawn in
Zizek, Savio, and Occupy Cal be dealing with counterarguments to critics, and legitimizing the movement through data, historical precedent,            12pm-1pm    front of Sproul
                             and a little bit of psychoanalysis. If enough people are interested, we'll have a civil debate/forum at the end.                      hall.
                                                                                                                                                                   On the North Side
                               Prof. Michael Cohen and Christopher Patrella- We will be discussing the long history and current crisis of prisons                  lawn of Sproul
                                                                                                                                                  12pm-1pm
Prison Industrial Complex      in California and around the country. People from Critical Resistance and UC Prison Education program will be                       Hall, just a hop,
                                                                                                                                                  and 1pm-
and the Current Crisis         on hand to help provide facts and context and together we will connect the dots between the politics of hyper                       skip and jump
                                                                                                                                                  2pm
                               incarceration and the current push for austerity in California Higher Education.                                                    from the UCPD
                                                                                                                                                                   station.
                          AF3IRM, A trans-national and anti-imperialist women's organization is mobilizing in Occupy in 7 cities. Learn
                                                                                                                                                       12pm-1pm
Women Resisting Banks and about how women of color are disproportionately affected by capitalism and discuss what we can do to both                                Sproul Plaza by
                                                                                                                                                       and 1pm-
The War                   question and strengthen the Occupy movement by promoting the needs and voice of immigrant women and                                      the coffee shop
                                                                                                                                                       2pm
                          women of color.
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                            We invite students of color on campus to come together to discuss the complexities and opportunities offered
                            by the Occupy Movement and the way in which the ongoing and historical struggles of communities of color
                            connect to Occupy Movement. Rob Slaughter--the black St.Mary's student who was arrested last week,
                            subjected to extreme police brutality, and held in jail at a $15,000 bail--will be attending BUT he is banned from
Centering the Struggles of access to campus by the University. Therefore this teach-out will be conducted at Bancroft and Telegraph. We        12pm-1pm
                                                                                                                                                                Bancroft and
Communities of Color within want to stand in solidarity with Rob Slaughter and all our brothers and sisters in the student of color community and 1pm-
                            on campus to center the leadership and issues of communities of color within the broader Occupy Movement. 2pm                       Telegraph
the Occupy Movement
                            We know that our families and communities have been hit the hardest for the longest and it time to put our
                            struggle at the center. 

                            

                              


                             Yael Perezs- In our ARCH110 - The Social and Cultural Basis of Desig class, we will be redesigning people's park,
                                                                                                                                                     12pm-1pm
                             discussing who is the public, taking roles on representing different sides of the public and trying to reach a                     Dwinelle Plaza
Redesign Public Space                                                                                                                                and 1pm-
                             design for all. This activity was planned in advance for the class and is being done for several years now, it fits
                                                                                                                                                     2pm
                             perfectly the occupy CAL agenda and public discourse.
                             This workshop is for new folks who've never gotten involved before. I'll explain easy ways to get involved. I'll talk
Organizing 101                                                                                                                                       1pm-2pm    Sproul
                             about things folks can do at their living space, in class, & on campus. Then we'll have discussion.
                             Hosted by: Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By
                                                                                                                                                                Somwhere on
Why We Can't Wait:           Any Means Necessary (BAMN)
                                                                                                                                                                Sproul Plaza--
Developing Independent,
                                                                                                                                                1pm-2pm         preferably right
Anti-Racist Leadership for   To win we need to build the movement on a politically independent, anti-racist basis. This teach out will draw
                                                                                                                                                                side facing the
Our Movement                 lessons from the immigrant rights movement of 2006 and the civil rights movement of the 1960's to inform a
                                                                                                                                                                building.
                             direction for our new social movement today, and the urgency of new leaders coming forward.
                             Herbert Docena and Shannon Ikebe- The Occupy Cal and the larger Occupy Wall Street movements emerged--
                             and are getting stronger--in the context of continuing global financial, social, and ecological crises. Many
                             countries are wracked by growing debt and financial instability, with banks and investors passing on the burdens
Understanding the Big        of austerity to those least able to afford it. New progressive--or at least relatively more democratic--
Picture: Occupy Cal and      governments are struggling with the contradictions and constraints of governance. Meanwhile, after two             1pm-2pm         Sproul Plaza
Global Crises                decades of failed negotiations, an increasing number disasters linked to climate change are causing more
                             suffering to the already suffering. How can we understand the resurgence of protest in the United States in the
                             context of these global crises? What have been its causes and what are its likely consequences for the rest of the
                             world?
                             Tenaya Lafore- By sharing our stories about why we are part of the 99%, we will learn about our commonalities
Sharing our 99% Stories      and our differences. Based on the 99% blog, this workshop will help us to build community and solidarity. Please 1pm-2pm           Sather Gate
                             come!
                             Geography Professor Dick Walker will be giving a lecture on finance and the state of public education, Tues., at                   In front of McCone
State of Public Education    2PM, in front of McCone Hall. He'll be addressing the problems with public education today and solutions we        2pm             Hall.

                             can seek.
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                          Join us for this brief talk where a faculty, worker, and student will address the connection between police
★Convergence: Faculty,    brutality - including the assaults on our community last Wednesday - and the violence of dispossession,
Worker, Student talk on   privatization and debt. We will directly address the responsibility of those who command and carry out that
Violence                  violence.                                                                                                     2pm-2:30pm Sproul Steps

                                                                                                                                        spontaneousl
                          A piano will be wheeled into sproul plaza to have performances throughout the day. This action is to show
Piano Performance                                                                                                                       y throughout Sproul Plaza
                          postivity and the resonance of musical collaboration. Jamming and Dancing will commence with performances.
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