Dicentra’s Busiest Week Ever: Care/Economic Crisis & Intimate Violence Events + MORE!

Dicentra’s Busiest Week Ever:
• Care Crisis, Econ Care Crisis, Economic Crisis and the Struggle for a New World
• Listen to George Caffentzis & Silvia Federici on KBOO’s Labor Radio
• Listen to Dicentra on KBOO’s Circle-A Radio
• Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Safe Space Policies: Dialogue and Exploration
• Additional Speaking Events
• Dicentra Recommended Zines & Books by Federici and Caffentzis
• Speaker Biographies
• Dicentra Collective Information

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Care Crisis, Economic Crisis and the Struggle for a New World
with Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis of the Midnight Notes Collective

Tuesday, February 10th
6pm at In Other Words Women’s Books & Resources
8 NE Killingsworth ~ http://www.inotherwords.org

Join the Dicentra Collective for a discussion and presentation on current economic crisis, the current crisis of care and how these are intertwined. The event will begin with substantive presentations from Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis of the Midnight Notes Collective, who for the past four decades have been involved in radical struggles against capital and research into the working class, women and reproductive labor. A discussion will follow the presentations.

Some of the questions to be discussed are:
How is the current economic crisis affecting the working poor and other marginalized groups? How does the current crisis and the crisis of care (care giving, care work, the care industry) disproportionately affect women, both at home and in the global south? What does the crisis and the crisis of care mean for the movement against capital and the state. What struggles are taking place during this crisis – as well as before it erupted – that we can “read”, draw from, amplify and connect with toward a new world?

Co-Sponsored by the following organizations:
In Other Words, Industrial Workers of the World (Portland IWW – http://pdx.iww.org/), Rose City Copwatch (www.rosecitycopwatch.org), Rosehip Medix (duendedespertante@riseup.net), Solidarity (Portland Branch – http://www.solidarity-us.org), Team Colors (www.warmachines.info) & others.

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Listen to George Caffentzis & Silvia Federici on KBOO’s Labor Radio
Monday February 8th, 6:00-6:30pm
KBOO 90.7FM & http://www.kboo.fm

Listen to Dicentra on KBOO’s Circle-A Radio
Originally broadcast on KBOO’s Circle-A Radio on Wednesday February 4th between 6:00-7:00pm, this program will be available online soon. Program Description: “The Dicentra Collective is based in Portland, OR. They are 7 individuals who are collectively committed to create radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building. Tonight on Circle A Radio we talk with the members of Dicentra Collective about their beginnings, their workshops, their ideas for radical caregiving, and more. Stay Tuned.” Visit Circle-A Radio at: http://kboo.fm/CircleARadio

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Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Safe Space Policies: Dialogue and Exploration

Thursday, February 12th
6pm at In Other Words Women’s Books & Resources
8 NE Killingsworth ~ http://www.inotherwords.org

Join the Dicentra Collective for a discussion and presentation on the impact of sexual assault, domestic violence and safe space policies on our lives and our communities. This is the second and final event in Dicentra’s two part event series on intimate violence, and this event has been developed out of the discussions, suggestions, and responses from the first event.

The event will begin with a facilitated conversation to explore the strengths and challenges of the response to sexual assault, domestic violence and safe space policies in our communities. This will be followed by two rounds of break out groups, on the following topics:
• Concrete Accountability Processes
• Community Healing
• Challenging Available Resources around Intimate Violence
• Providing Support through Communication
• Situating Intimate Violence in Larger Power Relationships (Facilitated by Silvia Federici)
• Prevention/Education on Consent and Making Safe Space Policies Active
Finally, we will use the information gathered from this and the previous event to develop action steps around “what’s next” for our communities.

Our Intentions:
As a collective, we recognize the importance of ongoing dialogue about these difficult issues in order to ensure that our collective energy moves towards deeper understanding and healing rather than disconnection and alienation. We recognize that these discussions can be both triggering and challenging. A team will be available to provide additional support to you at the event.

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Additional Speaking Events:
George Caffentzis will be speaking to the Lewis & Clark Political Economy program on Tuesday February 10th on the economic crisis.

Silivia Federici will speak on her book “Caliban and the Witch” to the PNCA Art Department on Thursday February 12th.

Dicentra Recommended Zines & Books by Federici and Caffentzis
Are now available on the “Dicentra” shelf at In Other Words Women’s Books & Resources
(8 NE Killingsworth ~ http://www.inotherwords.org), stop by and pick them up!

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Speaker Biographies:

Silvia Federici is a scholar, teacher and activist with roots in the Italian women’s liberation movement. Federici the co-founder (with George Caffentzis) of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, a member of the Midnight Notes Collective, a radical group that studies global political economy, and author of author of Caliban and the Witch, a groundbreaking study of the role of women’s oppression in the creation of capitalism. Federici is currently focusing inward, examining the role of caretakers within contemporary capitalism. Silvia’s current undertaking focuses on personal stories and individual struggles – exploring what it is means for women to act as caretakers. She discusses the intersection of personal experiences and global structures of power. In this way, Federici is an important and holistic theorist – synthesizing the personal with the political.

George Caffentzis is a member of the Midnight Notes Collective. He has edited with the Collective two books published by Autonomedia: “Midnight Oil: Work, Energy War, 1973-1992” and “Auroras of the Zapatistas: Local and Global Struggles of the Fourth World War.”

Midnight Notes Collective: http://www.midnightnotes.org

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Dicentra Collective:

Dicentra is a Portland, OR area collective actively engaged in creating radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building.

Dicentra Collective intends to create safe, learning space at our events. We ask that participants consider how their language and behavior impacts others in attendance. We are striving for a community that is supportive and inclusive. One where we are able to communicate and work to effectively resolve challenging situations. It will take the collective accountability and awareness of each of us to create this kind of environment. A support team will be available to address any issues that may arise during our events; if you find yourself in need of support please seek out members of our team who will be identified at the start of each event. Please visit http://www.dicentracollective.org for more information on our policies, procedures and support team.

If you need any accommodation for a special needs please contact us at info@dicentracollective.org

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