"Real Utopia: What’s Possible, What’s Necessary & What’s Happening"

I want to make sure that readers know about an upcoming event I’ve been helping to put together and organize.  Chris Spannos of ZNet will be discussing visionary alternatives to social oppression, and strategies and opportunities for making change.

Check out the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society in the 21st Century edited by Chris Spannos (AK Press 2008)

“Real Utopia: What’s Possible, What’s Necessary & What’s Happening”
At The Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
3061 Field Street, Detroit, MI
6:30PM – 8:30

Chris Spannos discusses vision and strategy for a participatory society. Hosted by the Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership (http://www.boggscenter.org/) and The Organization for a Free Society (http://www.afreesociety.org/).

The declaration that “another world is possible” poses the difficult task of envisioning what that world might look like. Grappling with this issue is urgently needed to, not only convince ours …elves that we can win, but to reach out to others with a feasible alternative that is both real and stretches the imagination. Such vision should avoid blueprints but offer inspiration. It should be something that everyone can share, yet make their own. Chris Spannos presents the vision for a Participatory Society that delivers classlessness, self-management, autonomy, solidarity, and mutual-aid for all spheres of societal life, while also drawing connections to this vision’s roots in past and present social struggles and ideas.

Join us Thursday, August 26th at 6:30PM at the Boggs Center for Community Leadership at 3061 Field Street, Detroit, MI.

Chris Spannos is fulltime staff at ZNet. He is editor of the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, 2008), and the forthcoming, with co-editor Mandisi Majavu from South Africa, Hope, Reason, & Revolution: Debates and Exchanges with Michael Albert (AK Press).

For questions contact Aaron from the Organization for a Free Society ateightbitriot@gmail.com or Rich Feldman at the Boggs Center for Community Leadership at richardfeldman60@gmail.com.

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