"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Against the Cuts Workshop

Against Cuts  January 28th conference to discuss organizing and educational efforts for this spring, leading up to the march in Sacramento on March 5th.

10 am to 3 pm
Berkeley City College Basement
2050 Center Street (nr Shattuck)

Please arrive to register by 10:00 AM
We will provide coffee, pastries and lunch. In planning for food it would help us if you RSVP ( ) that you are coming, and how many people you are bringing, as soon as you can.

January 28 Agenda
10:30 AM sharp
    We will have introductions so we all know who is there
    Presentation about the next rounds of cuts at the state level
    Questions and Discussion 11:30 AM
    The March 5th action in Sacramento
    Proposals for outreach and educational activities in the coming weeks
    Explore how to build a network of activists to continue the fight after March 5th
    Questions and Discussion
12:30 PM
    Lunch in the Atrium
1:30 PM
    Break into geographic regions, plan organizing activities, set up calendars, and decide where to go etc.

Please come and if possible bring a team from your school, neighborhood, union, or workplace.

We will have T-shirts ($10 each), buttons (50 cents each) packets ($1.00 each), and free posters, fliers and stickers for you to take. We would appreciate donations to help cover the printing costs for the stickers, posters and fliers, which are free.

Also please let us know if you have access to xeroxing and could run fliers for us at your office or school. We are going to need a lot of fliers!

If you can, bring money from your school or other organization, to purchase an ?institutional? bag or bring money if you can purchase an individual organizer?s bag. Institutional bags will be $100 and individual bags will be $25. They will have everything you need for outreach including T-shirts, buttons, posters, fliers, stickers and packets. Of course you can just purchase whatever you want separately.

If you know that you will want to purchase a large order (5 or more) of T-shirts, on the 28 -- please let us know ahead of time so we know how many to order.

We have added some events to our calendar of other group?s activities where Against Cuts folks will be fliering or tabling.

1) Creating Balance Networking Night
Friday, January 13th
Blondie?s Bar & No Grill
540 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

2) Diane Ravitch, KPFA, 1/19/12, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley, 7:30 PM

3) West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice
Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11am
Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco at Stuart and Market Streets. Embarcadero BART

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