From:   Marina Sitrin <>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 09, 2011 7:58:02 AM
Subject:   [september17discuss] Democracy Erupts ...

Imagine Real Democracy ...


Dialogue Among Global Social Movements Actors


October 18th 6pm Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave at

34th Street


This is the first of a series of conversations that will take place

between global social movement actors. The discussions will be framed

around both the nature of the global crisis and the various ways the

new mass movements are responding. As we continue the dialogue, we

hope to address some of the many meanings and implications of these

movements, and their varied possible relationships to one another.

Rethinking Global Solidarity in the time of global crisis is one of

our goals.


Our first conversation will focus on the origins of the movements in

Egypt, Spain and the US, and the novel democratic forms that each

movement is inventing, from direct democracy and mass assemblies to

spokes councils. The second part of the events discussion will be

organized around questions that the various movement participants will

ask of one another. We hope to facilitate a discussion that both

answers questions and raises even more questions.


Participants bios to follow