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HAPPY MAY DAYS!!! Olympia Events May 1st - 3rd

From: James
Sent on: Thursday, May 1, 2008 10:25 PM
Hello LORE folks,

I'll see yah on Monday at the LORE meetup at Dirty Daves at 7pm.

If you're around Olympia tonight through Saturday night there are some great events happening, like giving out FREE art on Friday during Art Walk, and some great workshops on Saturday, below is email invite from the MayDayS organizers

- James

(all events meet in the plaza gazebo unless otherwise noted)

====MAY 1ST====

6pm Food Not Bombs Dinner

10pm Dumpster Olympics numerous categories to compete in! Meetup South St. & MLK.

==== MAY 2ND FRIDAY ====

11am Food Not Bombs Brunch

2 - 5pm Dodgeball Tourney Ketterlinus Gym (corner of Orange & Riberia) Even if you don't have a badass team then come anyway and we can match you up with others.

6:30pm Food Not Bombs Dinner

6:30 - 9pm Art Walk Shenanigans . It's the St. Aug. "1st Fri. Art Walk" so there is lots of free booze and art to see. But that shit gets boring so we'll meet up downtown in the plaza, enjoy some FNB dinner and then Give art away for free, have kids' games, free haircuts, face painting, getting the word out about the real Labor Day. We'll also have breakaway groups that will perform guerilla theatre throughout downtown, its going to be easy, creative and fun and everyone is welcome to join in a group, rally your own group or plan out art actions with your group!

9pm - 12 Post Art Walk SHOW! Mediterranean Cuisine (corner of W. King/Pellicer;[masked]) The Wobbly Toms, Sexual Congress, Ithaca & more.
Midnight - Pre-MayDay Preperation Party Cordova House [masked])

==== MAY 3RD - SATURDAY ====

We moved our traditional big time events to Saturday so more workers could join and other cities celebrating MayDay on Thurs could join St. Augustine and show a strong SE presence!

11am March on downtown. Meet at Project Swing (by special events field). We hit St. George St and weave throughout historic downtown with banners, costumes and lots of noise band instruments. All the while we hand out info and talk to people about May Day.

Noon Food Not Bombs serving.

1 5:30pm Workshops & DIY skillshares summarized as follows (it is recommended you bring your own chair or blanket ? meetup plaza):

1:00 PM BRUCE PETERSON* OF FEAR NO ARTS MEDIA ? "How To Take Back The Media!" <http://www.fearnoarts... *Keynote Speaker (Hey, they all have key notes but Bruce is coming from the farthest away to speak and the man has a helluv a lot of experience!)

Bruce has been a political activist since the Viet Nam War. After studying Art and Communication at Western Michigan University, he spent over twenty years in Public Radio and Public Access Television. This work culminated in the founding of Fear No Arts Media, an independent media activist organization, as a direct response to the corporate media's support for the Iraq War. Fear No Arts produced and distributed independent news and progressive documentaries for airing on Public Access Television stations and public screenings. Lately, he formed The Peace & Justice Radio Network, an all-political, left-wing news, music and information radio station broadcast 24/7 on the web at <http://www.fearnoarts... Justice then peace!

2:00 PM PA~KUA Michele Jaramillo "An Ancient Knowledge for Modern Times" <
Workshop will include a martial arts display as well as getting group participation in various body movements. Also, a brief overview and examples of the martial arts, tai chi, reflexology and sintony yoga. Q & A session to follow.

2:30 PM FRANK WALSH (FDW) "DIY Publishing, Artistic Expression & Repression" <http://www.literaryre...
This workshop looks to guide thru and demonstrate the strategy tactics, technique and construction of radical DIY publishing. We'll also address the "end-times" confrontation between freedom of expression, distribution of underground letters and art in contrast to the Patriot Act, domestic spying, surveillance not to mention the suppression, censorship and trampling of the civil liberties of the reading/writing citizenry of our creative democracy. FDW will also discuss the shenanigans of the U.S. postal service and their role in hampering DIY publishing.

3:00 PM ROGER JOLLY "Moving The Civil Rights Ball Down the Field: Making Civil Wrongs Right. Initiatives for Economic Justice, Bypassing Rigged Labor Markets and Jim Crow Justice" A workshop to first discuss and explore elements of a Jim Crow community and the economic effect of unconscious oppression by dominant cultural groups. Those who internalize discrimination isolate themselves as a defense, so how can we address their plight, draw them out and help them turn their shame into pride? How can we convert feelings of isolation into actively embracing their community members? Also, we will develop innovations and ideas for implementation right here in the town Dr. King called "the most lawless town in America".

3:30 PM ROBERT PAULSON "Supporting Political Prisoners" <http://www.thejericho...
Robert will provide information on political prisoners in the U.S. (the government claims there are none), how to support them with specific examples from prisoners he has supported, get a group discussion on why it is important to support them, the Industrial Prison Complex and Q & A throughout.

4:00 PM SUVO "An update on Artists and their Rights in St. Augustine and the U.S." Suvo is an advocate of Artist's First Amendment rights and has displayed in public parks throughout the U.S. He will share with us an update on the current elimination of artist's rights in St. Augustine, FL. Suvo has been to court and researched the laws carefully in addition to court rulings in other states and cities. Suvo has stood up for and been arrested numerous times for artist's rights.

4:30 PM KERRI JOHNSON Midwives of St. Augustine - "Midwifery!"
Kerri will discuss midwifery's history, current status and how the labor markets have changed over the years in a most important part of our humanity/community!

1 to 6pm Also, during the day we aim to fully takeover the downtown plaza and utilize this public space. We always have a really fair trade setup where everyone brings items to the plaza and everything is free or by barter but no $. There is usually four square, impromptu bike games and dodgeball, lots of sidewalk chalk, puppet shows, pi?atas and on and on. Just a great day to hangout, catch a workshop, hangout, eat great free food (5pm dinner serving) and prepare yourself for?

6 to 10pm THE Scavenger Hunt!!! 3-5 people per team, a camera that can show photos that night (phone, Polaroid, digital, etc.). If you don't have a team, show up and we'll match you up with a team. If you are from out of town we will make it fair for all to compete even if you don't know our city. THE Hunt is doable by bike or foot (but cars aren't outlawed...yet). And it helps to have at least one team member who is crazy. There will also be team games so choose teammates for different strengths. Lastly, you get extra points for a great team name or costume.

10pm Downtown Show 2 houses from South St. & MLK intersection - local and out of town bands TBA (call[masked]). Tally THE Scavenger Hunt winner!

Free floor space or camping to every last one of you! Food Not Bombs brunch and dinner every damn day! Can't wait to meet you, to plot and scheme with you, to educate with one another, can't wait. For more info or to present a workshop call[masked]

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