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Sheffield Social Centre's FREE SCHOOL

Fri 8 to Sun 10 Oct 2010

On an industrially-polluted, military-ruled, almost dying planet, it's good to know that there are people pointing the way out of the work-till-you-drop rat race. Resisting consumer culture with a space for the free sharing of skills, ideas, knowledge and fun, the Sheffield Social Centre group is offering a glimpse of another reality. How to live almost for free, with real human community interactions, not "business as usual". Later, the group intends to establish a permanent space for non-hierarchical, anti-capitalist and non-discriminatory activity in Sheffield. Meanwhile here's what's planned for this weekend...

  • Free shop all weekend! Bring and share clothes, books, anything ...
  • Drop-in bicycle workshops
  • Environmental crafts for kids
  • Urban Scrumping - living off the land, in the city...
  • The UK premiere of "Psywars" - a new film which explores corporate and government use of propaganda and 'public relations' to manipulate opinion.
  • Yoga
  • Samba!
  • Non-hierarchical decision-making - no leaders, no led: group consensus as a way of organising
  • Organising in the modern workplace - politics and activism for those lucky/unlucky enough to have a job
  • Permaculture
  • What is a social centre? Discussion of where this project is going next...
  • Radical change? How?
  • Non-violent direct action - why and how
  • Anarcha-feminism - feminist and anarchist political thought
  • Online security for activists
  • Collaborative artwork
  • Open-source software: Installing Linux on your laptop, to enjoy a life free of Microsoft
  • Queer theory
  • Community organising
  • All this and more ...
It's a Free School but not as we know it. (David Cameron) Sheffield Social Centre website

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