Worker Writers Summer School on Governors Island
Worker Writers invites you to its first annual Summer School on Governors Island, June 13-14. Join workers from Domestic Workers United, the Taxi Workers Alliance, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, the Street Vendor Project, and other worker centers and trade unions for a two-day public party and free school on Governor’s Island. This event runs from 1-5pm both days and is free and open to the public. Follow signs from the ferry to Nolan Park. We are in building #20A.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
1:00pm | BREAKING LINES (EXCEPT PICKET LINES)
Editing poems with Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Jeff Derksen, Randall Horton, Camille Rankine, & Rodrigo Toscano
2:00pm | WORKER WRITERS WORKSHOP
w/ Rigoberto González
3:00pm | A POSSIBLE HISTORY OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Vijay Prashad in conversation with Andrew Hsiao
4:00pm | WALTER BENJAMIN’S SONNETS
A Community/Collective Reading
Sunday, June 14, 2015
1:00pm | THE MILITANT IMAGE WORKSHOP
with Austrian cultural collective Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen, & Helmut Weber)
2:00pm | WHAT IS BEING DONE?
Sujatha Fernandes, author of Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation
Tammy Kim, Al Jazeera America
Basma Eid, Street Vendors Project
Hilary Klein, author of Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories
Bhaskar Sunkara Editor & Publisher of Jacobin Magazine
3:00pm | RADICAL SCHOOLS & WORKERS SCHOOLS
Bill Ayers in conversation with Mark Nowak
4:00pm | READING BY WORKER WRITERS’ SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS
Christine Lewis, Lizet Palencia, Seth Goldman, Davidson Garrett, Gerda Brice Elia, Samantha Lee, Doreen Nash, Adi Presume, Jimmyka Laurent, Fidel Alleyne, & others.
Both days, pen a line in a 200 foot work poem, browse at Haymarket Books‘ “pop-up bookstore,” and toss a PEN American Center frisbee across the open lawns of Governor’s Island!
You can download a full schedule of events here.
You can find details on visiting Governor’s Island here.