Schedule

During the week, September 18-21, Free University events will be held in Madison Square Park from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and the schedule on Saturday, September 22, will run from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Please check for on-site course additions and changes to the schedule at the Info Hub at 23rd and Broadway near the Southwest corner of Madison Square Park!

There are now interactive maps available for each of the five days:
S18, S19, S20, S21, S22

  • Tuesday, September 18
    • Building the Free University as a Safe Space: Community Intention Visioning Session
      Starts: 1:30 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: The CARE (Comfort/Art/Rest/Energy) Station is a dedicated area in the park where people can go to chill out, eat food, meditate, make art and music, design signs and banners, tell and write stories, do yoga, dance, take a break or a nap, play, or do whatever else their bodies and minds need throughout the week. The CARE Station is a space to have conversations about what's happening at the Free University and how we envision it for the rest of the week and beyond. It's also a space to find peace and quiet. Conversations and concerns about racial and gender justice and discussions of oppression, experience, allyship, and feminist and anti-racist movement-building will be put front and center. We will start each day with a short, facilitated, dynamic community intention visioning session, continue these conversations throughout the day, and end each day with a debrief. Visions and concerns that arise during the debrief or anytime during the day will be put on the agenda at the evening GA each night. While childcare will not be provided, children are welcome at the CARE Station.
    • What is Money - What is Debt led by Sue Waters
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: The talk explains why all our money is debt owed to private banks with interest: federal government, corporations, students, credit cards, mortgages, etc. The control of money by private hands has a long history, but there is another history of the people controlling their own money. Come and discuss.
    • Urban Studies Seminar (closed session)
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: A
    • The Carceral State (seminar class) with Ruth Wilson Gilmore
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: B
    • Longing for the American Dream a lecture by Drucilla Cornell
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
    • Reading Group: Claude McKay's BANJO, Holcomb, Edwards led by Anne Donlon
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
    • Screen Printing with Occupy Wall Street Screen Print Coop
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: In the spirit of a new paradigm, focused on anti-consumerism and upcycling old materials into unique art objects, we encourage you to bring your own items for printing! Any cotton or cotton/poly items -- tees, hoodies, light jackets, even tote bags can be printed. (And we get really amped about printing over corporate logos!) We'll plan to bring some new & gently used shirts, but this is sort of an experiment to get people to think differently about the apparel industry. We also welcome donated clothes to share with others!
    • Open Source Currency led by Chris Alen Sula
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Learn how local currencies are catching on in Greece using open source software and discuss ways in which technology could be used to support alternative economies here.
    • Learning run on a Barter led by Trade School NY
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: During this session we will present what is Trade School, talk about self-organized learning space, discuss what it means to run on a barter, and end with an interactive game.
    • Anarchism 101 led by Tristan Husby
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 4:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: K
      Description: This interactive workshop is a basic introduction to the histories, theories and cultures of the many different types of anarchisms from around the world.
    • A Discussion of "The Tyranny of Structurelessness" by Jo Freeman led by L.A. Murphy
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: Jo Freeman first presented this essay in 1971 based on her experiences in consciousness raising and other women's groups She describes how these groups functioned and argues that groups defined as having no structure are typically acting under an unacknowledged and non-accountable hierarchy. Discussion: can her insight be useful in current organizing?
    • Radical Potentiality: Recreating Academic Practices in the Humanities led by Kristin Moriah
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: L
      Description: We’re on a fact finding and alliance building mission. We want to know how you have been able to blend radical politics into your practice of the humanities and stimulate a sense of activism within your departments. Collectives, reading and writing groups offer ways to build supportive intellectual communities within the humanities, but are there other models that we might look at? What does the ideal humanities department look like to you?
    • Rhizomatic Communication and Distributed Direct Action led by Joan Donovan of Occupy LA/InterOccupy
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: This discussion will enhance our understanding of the current organizational structure of OWS by looking at the nature of communication between occupations. We will trace the forums of communication and networks of solidarity that were critical to coordinating this past year's actions including the West Coast Port Shut Down, the ALEC protests on F29, May Day, and other distributed direct actions. We will conclude by discussing the lessons learned by organizing direct actions through social media and brainstorm ways to improve the flow of information across the movement.
    • Nietzsche vs Socrates: Can Leaves be Truthful? led by Aaron Finbloom
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: Socrates says that everything in our empirical reality is merely a copy of a perfect form. Nietzsche says that the theory of the forms is an elaborate deception used to make us feel comfortable and shy away from the real truth. And somewhere in all this mess, leaves (in the spirit of the Fall) are battle ground upon which these philosophical battles are waged.
    • Thinking Movements in Time: a discussion led by Susan Buck Morss, Marina Sitrin, and Gary Wilder
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Thinking Movements in Time', it will be a facilitated discussion using a few frameworks put forth by Walter Benjamin, such as 'Pulling the Emergency Break' and 'Now Time' to help us think about the Occupy movement as well as movements in the past, and how we imagine the future.
    • The NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium led by Ben Katchor
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 6:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: A weekly symposium for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work. The symposium will examine new ideas for the distribution of print and electronic work that move beyond the existing models of publishing and advertising. We will re-examine the relationship between readers and autographic writers. Emphasis will be placed on self-initiated work and the development of a self-sustaining economic model for such work. Meetings will be facilitated by a rotating group of practitioners and guest speakers. The weekly agenda will be decided upon by participants. The symposium will offer an ongoing place to learn and think about the traditions and future of text-image work.
    • Facilitation Training
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Flagpole
      Description: Facilitation Training and Workshop: This is basic workshop on Consensus Process and Facilitation skills. We will be going over the structures and practice of Consensus, doing role playing exercises, and collectively working through questions about potential "facilitation problems."
    • Virginia Woolf and the Free University led by Ashley Foster
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 6:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: K
    • Yoga led by Nate Hohauser
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: Nate is a native New Yorker from the Lower East Side, he grew up in a family of Yogis and Martial Artists. Nate's Classes focus on breathing and cultivating energy and focus through the breaths we share.
    • STRIKE DEBT: The History of Debt Resistance led by George Caffentzis
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Debt slavery, indenture, torture and imprisonment have a long history, but so does resistance to them. The class will trace the forms of debt resistance in the past, aiming to glean the knowledge of those involved in previous anti-debt struggles to help us in our debt resistance today.
    • C.A.R.E. Evening debrief
      Starts: 5:30 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: A time to reflect on the day and the week and think about how to move forward, safely and respectfully
    • Evening Debrief and General Assembly
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: Tuesday, September 18 - 7:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Each day will end with a debrief and and General Assembly wherein we discuss, synthesize, and process the lessons and conversations of the day. We will have variously themed break-out groups on movement building, next steps, and the future of Free University project.
  • Wednesday, September 19
    • Unfinished Works led by David Greetham
      Starts: 11:45 am
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 1:45 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • Building the Free University as a Safe Space: Community Intention Visioning Session
      Starts: 1:30 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: The CARE (Comfort/Art/Rest/Energy) Station is a dedicated area in the park where people can go to chill out, eat food, meditate, make art and music, design signs and banners, tell and write stories, do yoga, dance, take a break or a nap, play, or do whatever else their bodies and minds need throughout the week. The CARE Station is a space to have conversations about what's happening at the Free University and how we envision it for the rest of the week and beyond. It's also a space to find peace and quiet. Conversations and concerns about racial and gender justice and discussions of oppression, experience, allyship, and feminist and anti-racist movement-building will be put front and center. We will start each day with a short, facilitated, dynamic community intention visioning session, continue these conversations throughout the day, and end each day with a debrief. Visions and concerns that arise during the debrief or anytime during the day will be put on the agenda at the evening GA each night. While childcare will not be provided, children are welcome at the CARE Station.
    • Occupy Theory: A conversation with writers from TIDAL
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 3:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
    • The Sirens and Subjection: Homer, Kakfa, and Adorno led by Julie Napolin
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: K
    • The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession led by Andrew Kliman
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: H
      Description: The recent financial crisis and Great Recession have been analyzed endlessly in the mainstream and academia, but Andrew Kliman is the first to conclude, on the basis of in-depth analyses of official U.S. data, that Marx’s crisis theory can explain these events. Kliman's conclusion is simple but shocking: Short of socialist transformation, the only way to escape the "new normal" of a stagnant, crisis-prone economy is to restore profitability through full-scale destruction of existing wealth, something not seen since the Depression of the 1930s.
    • Screen Printing with Occupy Wall Street Screen Print Coop
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: In the spirit of a new paradigm, focused on anti-consumerism and upcycling old materials into unique art objects, we encourage you to bring your own items for printing! Any cotton or cotton/poly items -- tees, hoodies, light jackets, even tote bags can be printed. (And we get really amped about printing over corporate logos!) We'll plan to bring some new & gently used shirts, but this is sort of an experiment to get people to think differently about the apparel industry. We also welcome donated clothes to share with others!
    • Class Struggle, Socialism, and Revolution led by the Workers World Party
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium presents artist Bishakh Som with Adam McGovern
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: L
      Description: The NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium presents indie comic writer and pop-culture essayist/lecturer Adam McGovern in conversation with cross-cultural memoirist, biomorphic architect and surreal timespace reporter Bishakh Som about Bishakh’s art and story.
    • Gathering in Gatherings led by Kerry Downey and Cassie Thornton
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: What are the ways we gather in parks? How can we re-imagine new forms of social and political gathering? What kinds of learning can happen outside a classroom? This workshop will brainstorm the normative ways we organize ourselves, both individually and collectively, in public places like parks. What does it mean to "occupy" a place? The goal of the workshop is to explore spectrum of possibilities, recent ideas in artistic fields like "social practice," political openings and dilemmas in the Occupy movement, and strategies for thinking ahead. We will look at how different forms communicate to people outside the group--ie, to the public outside or adjacent to the group. What constitutes as an open form? Is there such a thing or is openness utopic? This workshop is inspired by Paul Ramirez Jonas' work dealing with the forms publics takeas well as Natasha Lloren's recent writings for the show Troubling Space at Zabludowicz Collection in London.
    • Love Spam: Sentimental Value and the Gift Economy led by Barbara Browning
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: This year, I initiated an experiment in stimulating a sentimental gift economy. This involved spamming people indiscriminately with hand-made, individually crafted ukulele covers of sentimental songs. Victims ranged from an obesity doctor in Illinois to the anarchist anthropologist David Graeber. I'll let you know what happened.
    • The Growing struggle against racism and police violence in NYC led by Lichi Damelio
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: K
      Description: The violence of the NYPD has been increasingly highlighted in the past year with the high profile murder of unarmed 18 year old Ramarley Graham to the retaliatory charges against 71 year old community activist Jazz Hayden. Both of these cases have drawn a number of supporters and important activism around them. But, the challenges are deep and the bodies continue to pile up - Tamon Robinson, Kenneth Chamberlain, Shantel Davis, Darrius Kennedy, Reynaldo Cuevas, Walwyn Jackson. How can we build an effective movement against police brutality?
    • Horizontal Pedagogy led by Jason Alexander of Occupy University
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: This session will explore the meaning, relevance, and practice of learning and teaching habits that are "horizontal.
    • Creative DA / Swarm Organizing facilitated by All in the Red
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Members of All in the Red (student action group) will facilitate a discussion on how innovative design practices can help activists craft effective, long-term actions and campaigns. We will propose an organizational model combining creative invention, social context, and mediagenic messaging, as a counterpoint to ad-hoc organizing methods. We will consider how techniques from nature used by social insects and animals (Swarm Intelligence) can help protest planners navigate challenges of scale and complexity, focusing on three visionary frameworks: activist super-organisms, regional swarming, and logistical swarms.
    • Movement-Building and Nonviolent Conflict led by Guido Girgenti of 99Rise
      Starts: 3:30 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Nonviolent Conflict and Momentum-Driven Organizing provides a frameowrk for building a strategic, nonviolent direct action-oriented movement to challenge our political system's domination by big money. We use a unique momentum-driven organizing model variously influenced by the "Otpor!" model of civil resistance, strategic nonviolence, and relational organizing (a la Marshall Ganz).
    • World History 1.0 – Africa, China, and the West, led by Paul Dambowic
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: A discussion of equality and inequality in world history – due to geography and climate change, human nature and the “clash of civilizations” – to answer Romeo Dallaire’s question after his 1994 tour in Rwanda – “Is every human life worth the same?”
    • Passions and Politics -- From Aristotle's Anger to Hobbesian Fear led by Chiara Bottici
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: B
      Description: What are passions? How do they influence our political behavior? Are there good and bad passions for politics? This seminar explores these questions through an in-depth analysis of two classics of Western social and political philosophy that have addressed them. In particular, we will contrast Aristotle's account of anger and indignation as crucial democratic passions with Thomas Hobbes's shift to fear as the fundamental political passion of the modern individual.
    • 1930's Labor Movement led by Rachel Sherman
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: We will be discussing two readings: Dana Frank, “Girl Strikers Occupy Chain Store, Win Big: the Detroit Woolworth’s Strike of 1937.” (From Three Strikes, 2002, pp. 59-118) and Chapter Two of Rick Fantasia, Cultures of Solidarity, 1988.
    • How Social Movements Win led by Jeff Goodwin
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: W
      Description: This session will review the strategies and circumstances that have led mass movements to win important concessions from powerful elites or (more rarely) to overthrow those elites through revolution. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which some movements have raised the costs of “business as usual” for economic and political elites, mainly through strikes and disruption, forcing them to grant concessions in order to restore order. Movements that lack the capacity to disrupt major institutions, or which substitute isolated acts of sabotage and violence for mass disruption, have never been able to win substantial victories.
    • Feminist Political Theory - Thinking from the Body led by Rosalind Petchesky
      Starts: 4:15 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 6:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: L
      Description: This seminar rethinks contemporary feminist thought and practice through a variety of lenses - postcolonial and critical race theory, queer and trans* theory, and a wide range of feminisms across the globe.Today's class looks at how some feminist writers have tried to deconstruct the body and biological "sex."
    • What is Climate Justice and How Do We Make It Happen? led by Ashley Dawson
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: V
    • Facilitation Training
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: S
      Description: Facilitation Training and Workshop: This is basic workshop on Consensus Process and Facilitation skills. We will be going over the structures and practice of Consensus, doing role playing exercises, and collectively working through questions about potential "facilitation problems."
    • What is the State? Who Does It Serve? led by Monica Moorehead and Larry Hales of the Workers World Party
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: The role of the State & its relevance to the working class including OWS. What conditions gave rise to the State ie the police, courts, prisons, etc.?Does the State protect the interests of the 99%? Can the State be appealed to?  Why or why not? Will there come a time when the State doesn't exist?
    • Writing for Home, School, and Everyday Life led by Susan Naomi Bernstein
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: For new and experienced writers: This course presents the processes of writing for anyone who struggles to write. Together we will develop our own practices of writing for audiences and purposes that connect to our visions of social transformation for home, school, and everyday life.
    • Transforming Land Relationships by Robert Robinson of Take Back the Land
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Flagpole
      Description: Transforming Relationships to  Land will speak to the TBTL movement's struggle for the human right to housing. TBTL use a tactic called positive action to gain community control over land and housing.
    • Yoga led by Nate Hohauser
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: Nate is a native New Yorker from the Lower East Side, he grew up in a family of Yogis and Martial Artists. Nate's Classes focus on breathing and cultivating energy and focus through the breaths we share.
    • STRIKE DEBT: Five Theses on Debt led by Nick Mirzoeff
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: This workshop/teach-in will work in horizontal formats on the Five Theses on Debt proposed by the Strike Debt campaign and published in Tidal #3. We shall ask: what does Strike Debt propose? What are the implications for action and research inside and outside the university towards debt refusal, debt strike and  debt abolition? What can we add from our own experiences and internationally to what Strike Debt have suggested?
    • Emotion in Political Movements: ACT UP, The AIDS Crises, and Collective Identity by Colin P Ashley
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: U
    • Fearless Speech & Foucault led by A B Huber
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: H
    • Letters to a Young Artist: What should young artists know? led by Caroline Woolard
      Starts: 5:15 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: A
      Description: We'll be discussing a reading (Letters to a Young Artist), but would also love older artists to talk about what they think young artists should know as they head into the world.
    • C.A.R.E. Evening debrief
      Starts: 5:30 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: A time to reflect on the day and the week and think about how to move forward, safely and respectfully
    • Evening Debrief and General Assembly
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: Wednesday, September 19 - 7:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Each day will end with a debrief and and General Assembly wherein we discuss, synthesize, and process the lessons and conversations of the day. We will have variously themed break-out groups on movement building, next steps, and the future of Free University project.
  • Thursday, September 20
    • Perceiving the City led by Christine Caruso
      Starts: 11:00 am
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • Practices of Social Movements led by Carwil Bjork-James
      Starts: 1:10 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 2:25 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: This Free U class is a meeting of two classes at Hunter college that regularly meet at this time, Social Movements: Theory, Practice, Ethnography and the Anthropology of Politics and Power. We will discuss three models of understanding how social movements work: efficacy (based on the analytics of Tilly and Tarrow), the production of alternative frameworks of sense and symbolic challenge (Melucci), and meaning-making and knowledge practices (Casas-Cortes, Osterweil, and Powell). Students from the courses will present on these models; and as a group we will discuss the question of "how do we interpret the practices of social movements?".
    • What is to be Done? Comparative Strategies For Building a Mass Movement led by Jackie DiSalvo
      Starts: 1:30 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 3:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: K
      Description: Why has the left over the last forty years failed to build an effective and sustained multi-issue, multi-constituency mass movement to challenge corporate domination? Jackie Disalvo will draw on her experiences as an activist from SDS and the 60s, a founding member of the Occupy Wall Street Labor Outreach Committee, and an organizer after the 60s with other Marxists of a successful mass organization along more traditional left lines. The different historical contexts, ideologies, strategies for organizing, strengths and limitations will be compared. Key strategic questions will be posed for an open discussion.
    • Building the Free University as a Safe Space: Community Intention Visioning Session
      Starts: 1:30 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: The CARE (Comfort/Art/Rest/Energy) Station is a dedicated area in the park where people can go to chill out, eat food, meditate, make art and music, design signs and banners, tell and write stories, do yoga, dance, take a break or a nap, play, or do whatever else their bodies and minds need throughout the week. The CARE Station is a space to have conversations about what's happening at the Free University and how we envision it for the rest of the week and beyond. It's also a space to find peace and quiet. Conversations and concerns about racial and gender justice and discussions of oppression, experience, allyship, and feminist and anti-racist movement-building will be put front and center. We will start each day with a short, facilitated, dynamic community intention visioning session, continue these conversations throughout the day, and end each day with a debrief. Visions and concerns that arise during the debrief or anytime during the day will be put on the agenda at the evening GA each night. While childcare will not be provided, children are welcome at the CARE Station.
    • STRIKE DEBT: The Debt System led by Richard Dienst
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: What does it mean that the whole world is tied up in debt? This teach-in will begin by outlining the debt system as a whole, in order to discuss ways we can construct different kinds of social bonds.
    • Thinking/Linking Autonomy and Militant Praxis led by Melissa Forbis
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • Screen Printing with Occupy Wall Street Screen Print Coop
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: In the spirit of a new paradigm, focused on anti-consumerism and upcycling old materials into unique art objects, we encourage you to bring your own items for printing! Any cotton or cotton/poly items -- tees, hoodies, light jackets, even tote bags can be printed. (And we get really amped about printing over corporate logos!) We'll plan to bring some new & gently used shirts, but this is sort of an experiment to get people to think differently about the apparel industry. We also welcome donated clothes to share with others!
    • Fossil fuels in the academy: Confronting the embedding of multinational fossil fuels corporations in colleges and universities led by Cecile Lawrence
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: L
      Description: With the growing opposition to high volume hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in the U.S. and globally, activists are also questioning the morality and validity of academic institutions accepting donations from fossil fuel corporations like Chesapeake, Cabot Oil and Gas, Halliburton, etc. to shale institutes (University at Buffalo) and to specific faculty like Terry Engelder (Penn. State). Does the source of the funding influence the research documents originating from those sites; how vulnerable does the decrease in public funding to higher education make universities to money from fossil fuel corporations; what does this do to the search for truth when dealing with an extractive process with major impacts on climate change, health of humans and animals, the potential for earthquakes, removal of billions of gallons of water from the hydrologic cycle, pollution of water, air, soil?
    • "Why Wall Street is War Street" led by Sara Flounders and Caleb Maupin
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: This session will feature Sara Flounders, co-Director of the International Action Center, and author of "War Without Victory" (warwithoutvictory.com/ ) as well as Caleb Maupin a Workers World Party youth organizer.
    • Dreams and Betrayals in Public Higher Education/Fishbowl focus group led by Caro Munoz Proto of OccuPAR
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 3:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: Learn how to create dialogue, gather stories, theorize experience, and share knowledge in a 'fishbowl focus group' about the dreams and betrayals of public higher education. Facilitated by Occupar, a CUNY participatory action research collective of undergrads, grad students, and alumni. Sponsored by the Public Science Project at the CUNY Graduate Center.
    • Political Sociology for Self Care (habits for change) led by Kyra Gaunt
      Starts: 2:30 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 3:45 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Flagpole
    • Visualizing debt: a design charette with Occuprint
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • On Disasters and Encampments led by Rebecca Solnit
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: After the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, tents and street kitchens spread across the city and people took care of one another and found a kind of solidarity in their shared loss and precariousness. They also found that city government and the US military constituted a far more grave calamity than the shaking of the earth. Mutual aid and the improvisation of a society is what happens after disasters, sometimes including financial disasters--thus the extraordinary uprisings and social creativity after the Argentine economic collapse, thus the tent cities and general assemblies of Occupy. This is a talk about Occupy from the perspective of disasters' aftermath, by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster.
    • Labor Studies Seminar (closed session)
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: A
    • Educational Solidarity in the Global South: Teachers, Professors, Students and Workers in Mexico, Haiti and Argentina led by Peter Ranis, Electa Arenal and Tony O'Brien of the International Committee of the PSC/CUNY Faculty and Staff Union
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: S
      Description: The Latin American global south has shown continuous ability to demonstrate solidarity among students, educators and the working class in movements of social justice. Examples from Mexico, Haiti and Argentina.
    • Discussion of "The Alienated Librarian" led by Chris Alen Sula
      Starts: 3:30 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Join students from Pratt Institute's School of Information & Library Science for a discussion of Marcia Nauratil's "The Alienated Librarian," which examines the work of librarians from a labor perspective. We will discuss the book (published in 1989) as well as its relevance for our current, technology-based profession.
    • Practical Ethics: How to Make Change Through Listening led by Pippi Kessler of Ma'yan
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: Listening is one of the most powerful strategies to communicate to others that they are both visible and worthwhile to us. Whether you are a teacher, student, or activist, you'll learn concrete verbal and non-verbal active listening techniques that enhance collaborative group and one-on-one communication. We will discuss how to improve your effectiveness by communicating to others that you value them as human beings, a central task of building equitable communities that honor all people.
    • The Rationality of Austerity for Capital led by Charles Post
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: W
    • No War on Iran: Solidarity Not Intervention led by Havaar Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions and State Repression
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: With crippling sanctions imposed on Iran and constant talk of war, the need for real information about the content, context, and impact of US Iran policy has never been more urgent. Come ask your tough questions and engage in a discussion about alternatives to war.
    • Ecosystem Before Economics: Occupy for All Species led Mickey Z.
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • Literature and Social Protest (War Poems) led by Jackie DiSalvo
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: U
    • Capitalism: The Limits of Pragmatism led by Robin J. Hayes
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:50 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: L
      Description: The course explores the tangible and immediate possibilities for progressive change. It is designed to provide a broad theoretical and empirical grounding to students who will work as professionals to dismantle structural inequalities and create just practices and policies. Through real world issue analysis, interdisciplinary methodology and examination of collective action, students hone their abilities to serve public and nonprofit interests.
    • Fermenting Dissent: Sauerkraut & Quick Pickling Skillshare led by David Spataro and Lana Povitz
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
    • CLASSE and the Quebec Student Movement (Part1) led by Philippe Lapointe (former executive committee member from CLASSE)
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Flagpole
      Description: Teach-in on the history, structure, and present state of the Quebec student Movement
    • Class, Race, and Gender Discussion
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: C
      Description: Join students as they discuss readings of class, race, & gender and how they pertain to current times.
    • What is Deep Green Resistance? led by Mike Thompson
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: S
      Description: DGR is an analysis, a strategy, and a movement being born. the goal of DGR is to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. What is DGR and what is its relationship to OWS?
    • STRIKE DEBT: On Debt and Growth led by Andrew Ross
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Our present money system can only function in a growing economy. Money is created as interest-bearing debt: it only comes into being when someone promises to pay back even more of it. But growth, especially when finance-driven, is ecologically destructive. How do we reconcile this contradiction?
    • Yoga led by Nate Hohauser
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: Nate is a native New Yorker from the Lower East Side, he grew up in a family of Yogis and Martial Artists. Nate's Classes focus on breathing and cultivating energy and focus through the breaths we share.
    • What Is Ideology? led by Comrade Z
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: B
      Description: "Ideology" is a word that has been thrown around for a good two centuries, and the confusion over its meaning has only gotten worse over time. In this teach-in, comrade Z of Class War Camp will give, first, a short-and-sweet framework for understanding several (not all) of the meanings of "ideology" as well as their historical development, second, an analysis of the Left-Right political spectrum from the standpoint of a radically Leftist ideology, and third, how these two things can allow us to see cultural artifacts (from movies to music) as ideological mediums, means by which to spread/sustain ideologies. Because, ultimately, the question "What is ideology?" is about what "ideology" can let us do.
    • Critical Pedagogy in School Libraries led by Jessica Hochman
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: Paulo Freire wrote that any act that prevents people from inquiry is an act of violence. Every day school librarians and other advocates for youth literacy prevent this form of violence when we encourage students to read what they love, ask tough questions, and think critically about issues that impact their own lives. Join us to brainstorm and discuss ways that we can engage in critical pedagogy with children and youth in schools, libraries and beyond.
    • Occupy the Self led by Nicholas Powers
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: T
      Description: In this class we break the ideological hold of capitalism on our imagination by using the W.E.B. Du Bois's concept of Double-Consciousness and writing our mini-memories. Please
    • Jews, The Bronx, and Whiteness: A look into Jewish racial identity and migration in the Bronx led by Bradley Gardner
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: R
      Description: Over the last four years - octogenarian Ashkenazi Jews in Riverdale were an important part of my life. I recently finished a dissertation about the racial (white) identity and migration patterns of Jews who moved within the Bronx in the 1960's and 1970's. I spent a year and a half and the bulk of one summer getting to know these folks at a Senior Center in Riverdale. In this lecture/discussion I will reveal the motivations of my research, difficulties I faced when talking/interviewing folks, and embarrassing stories about our interactions. If you want - I can also talk about the (findings) of my research! I hope to start a conversation about how interactions with persons in our research, our jobs, our activism (or any where else) change us.
    • Occupy Business School led by Sander Hicks
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: S
      Description: Running a progressive business gives you an opportunity to make revolutionary, ethical, creative, productive activity a daily practice. You can liberate yourself from working a job you hate. If you really want to zap the murky and mysterious problem of how financial power controls political power in this country, then study how money and the economy works, and learn to run your own enterprise, either a non-profit or community business. We can replace the old financial institutions in this country with ones that work, are empowering, and life-giving. In a practical, democratic seminar-style class, we will cover Enterprise Models, business plan writing, and the philosophy of money, as influenced by various radical strains such as Marxism, zen, radical Christianity, and anarchism. My name is Sander. I am a writer and a speaker. I have been a guest lecturer at some of the USA’s top universities. But what I’m best known for is starting two cool companies, Soft Skull Press and Vox Pop Inc.
    • C.A.R.E. Evening debrief
      Starts: 5:30 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: A time to reflect on the day and the week and think about how to move forward, safely and respectfully
    • Evening Debrief and General Assembly
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, September 20 - 7:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Each day will end with a debrief and and General Assembly wherein we discuss, synthesize, and process the lessons and conversations of the day. We will have variously themed break-out groups on movement building, next steps, and the future of Free University project.
  • Friday, September 21
    • Indo/Afro Latinamerican Geographies of Thought led by Professor Barrios
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • Agrarian Struggles in Latin America led by Luis Barrios
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • Building the Free University as a Safe Space: Community Intention Visioning Session
      Starts: 1:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: The CARE (Comfort/Art/Rest/Energy) Station is a dedicated area in the park where people can go to chill out, eat food, meditate, make art and music, design signs and banners, tell and write stories, do yoga, dance, take a break or a nap, play, or do whatever else their bodies and minds need throughout the week. The CARE Station is a space to have conversations about what's happening at the Free University and how we envision it for the rest of the week and beyond. It's also a space to find peace and quiet. Conversations and concerns about racial and gender justice and discussions of oppression, experience, allyship, and feminist and anti-racist movement-building will be put front and center. We will start each day with a short, facilitated, dynamic community intention visioning session, continue these conversations throughout the day, and end each day with a debrief. Visions and concerns that arise during the debrief or anytime during the day will be put on the agenda at the evening GA each night. While childcare will not be provided, children are welcome at the CARE Station.
    • Ocuppying Language: A Conversation with Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: The discussion on Occupying Language will address some of the words and practices that have emerged in the Occupy movements, such as horizontal, assembly, autonomy, self organization and alternative, non-hierarchical views of power, and ground these concepts in the practices and language of the autonomous movements in Latin America over the past two decades.
    • Occupy Wall Street as a Labor Movement led by Stanley Aronowitz
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 3:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: U
      Description: Distinguished sociologist and political philosopher, Stanley Aronowitz will discuss a chapter in his forthcoming book on social movements, occupy, organizing sture, and the future of the labor movement.
    • Salsa and Urban Latin Fusion: Compasionate Partnership through Social Dance led by Tina Vasquez
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
    • Understanding Propaganda's Role in Structural Violence led by Chris Simpson
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 3:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: V
    • Workfare, or Modern Day Slavery? led by Community Voices Heard
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 3:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: W
      Description: Workfare, or welfare to work, is a modern day form of slavery. In exchange for meger benefits that amount to sub-minimum wages, recipients must participate in the Work Experience Program (WEP). This workshop will explain WEP and give participants information about how WEP workers are organizing to end this systemic exploitation.
    • New York at the Crossroads led by Eric Darton
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: NYC at the Crossroads will focus on strategies for building a more self-sustaining, equitable and diversified economic base to support the vibrant cultural mix that flourishes here.The session will begin with a verbal presentation focusing on historical aspects of the city's transformation since the post-war era. Then facilitate a group discussion aimed at establishing guiding principles and identifying concrete practices toward reshaping the city's social, political and physical structures around the real needs of its people.
    • Screen Printing with Occupy Wall Street Screen Print Coop
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: through the creation of the NYC Geographic Expedition and Institute (NYCGEI): Liberation Education for Geographic Inquiry.
    • A discussion on the Detroit Geographic Expedition and Institute led by the NYCGEI
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Q
      Description: What is the potential for liberatory geographic scholarship, pedagogy and action? How can social justice educators and participatory researchers know and practice forms of pedagogy steeped in community self-empowerment? We collaborate to explore these questions in a series of public workshops to engage and develop alternatives for radical geographic inquiry grounded in urgent problems facing the city
    • Marx Reading Group: Capital Volume 1. Class 3, Chapter 3
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 3:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: B
      Description: CUNY Graduate Center Capital Reading Group will hold its weekly meeting at the Free University. This week, we will be reading and discussing Chatper 3. All are welcome to Join.
    • Activism Underground led by Dani
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: X
      Description: Outreach conducted on the subway! We plan on giving a short history of the student struggle in NYC, encouraging discussion about resisting corporate education, and spreading the news of the free university. All are encouraged to come participate, either by handing out the free literature and materials we will have prepared, or leading your own subway pitch! 2-2:30 meet up and brief overview, 2:30 leave for subway - bring subway fare.
    • Building a Student Union led by Tina Weishaus with Jackie DiSalvo
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: K
      Description: Tina Weishaus will talk about the lessons learned while building a Student Union at Livingston College at Rutgers, probably the most radical college that has ever existed in the US before it was dissolved. How can Student Unions challenge the model of the student government tied to the administration and overcome the isolation of left student organizations? Jackie DiSalvo, OWS Labor Outreach Committee and English professor at Baruch College, who taught at Livingston at the time, will also participate.
    • Info on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program led by New York Legal Assistance Group
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 3:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Flagpole
      Description: The session about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will cover some immigration basics, how President Obama’s June 15 executive order affects students in the United States today, and what you can do to stay informed and advocate for yourself or your fellow classmates.
    • Feminist Theory led by Soyoung Yoon
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • Cop Watch training led by People's Justice
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • "Which History? Whose History?" led by Dmitri Nikulin
      Starts: 2:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 3:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: S
    • Teach-in on the European Student Movements led by Cinzia Arruzza
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 4:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
    • Occupying the Line: five NYC-based poets read their work led by Kyle Waugh of the GC CUNY Poetics Group
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 3:50 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: R
      Description: Poetry reading with Ammiel Alcalay, Ana Božičević, David Henderson, Pierre Joris, Sara Jane Stoner, Simone White!
    • The Unraveling of the Anglo-American Imperial Project from 1899-Present led by Anthony Gronowicz
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 4:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: L
      Description: This workshop will be facilitated by the Space Time Research Collective of CUNY Graduate Center and the Public Science Project (www.publicscienceproject.org). We are supported by a Regional Workshop Award from the Antipode Foundation.
    • A Year in Common: Occupy and the Commons with Making Worlds
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: Turning history back into a collective narrative of many voices is the beginning of putting history back into the commons. Please bring your thoughts, ideas, memories, and anything you think can help us for a collective exercise in occupying history: a history of the last 12 months, and a conversation on the future of the movement.
    • Horizontal Pedagogy led by David Backer of Occupy University
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
    • Why Trickle-Up Economics Won’t Work: The “Crisis of Distribution” Myth and its Political Implications led by the Marxist-Humanist Initiative
      Starts: 3:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: H
      Description: Rising inequality, stagnant pay for workers and the bifurcation of the U.S. into “the 99%” and the “1%” are all notions that greatly influenced much of the Occupy movement and they continue to influence liberal and left politics. Andrew Kliman will critique claims that the recession and the continuing malaise were caused by redistribution of income to the rich, and will present evidence that they are caused by other problems inherent to capitalism, and cannot be "fixed" within its confines.
    • How to enjoy dating more in NYC led by Jamie Sirota and Ruwan Meepagala
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: G
      Description: Dating bloggers, Jamie Sirota and Ruwan Meepagala, will share over a year of NYC dating research via group discussions. Some of the subtopics covered will include: how dating in NYC is different, the evolutionary reasons why men and women think so different, and the game theory behind dating.
    • Meditation and Social Change: HOW to Become the Change You Wish to See led by Occupy Yoga
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: A practical class in meditation, providing an intro to breath and mantra, and a tool kit of meditation exercises for social protestors and those involved in social change. We'll experience how a 3-11 minute discipline of the mind and body increases awareness and produces internal change. This is not a theoretical class - it is a scientifically spiritual class for personal fine-tuning. Be prepared to have an mind-blowing experience, and take away a "homework" meditation that you can practice in a group or on your own. We will also cover meditations for stress and PTSD. Warning: this class may change your life
    • Science and Capitalism led by Jason Zevin
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Most arguments one hears about supporting science focus on research as an engine for economic growth, but it also provides a model of an alternative value system (albeit one that is under assault). We will discuss the ways in which science reflects alternatives to market values (free sharing of publications, protocols, data; peer review, etc.) and incursions of the market into this system (priorities of funding agencies, private agenda-driven research, etc.).
    • Key issues in Student Activism: Participatory Survey Analysis led by Do Lee of OccuPAR
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: U
      Description: Experience participatory data interpretation as a research and organizing tool. Will use real survey data about the barriers and supports CUNY students encounter in their activism for public higher ed. Facilitated by Occupar, a participatory action research collective of CUNY undergrads, grad students, and alumni. Sponsored by the Public Science Project at the CUNY Graduate Center.
    • Ending the Prison-Industrial Complex: Infoshare & Strategizing Session led by Lana and Anika
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: K
    • Ashtanga Yoga with Blake Seidenshaw
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: Any political or social movement would do well to consider carefully the biological and physiological bases of activism, parrhesia, and cooperation. This class will introduce students to the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of South India (1915-2009); a method intended for daily practice, and for the promotion of health and healing through the stimulation and emphasis of a variety of interconnected physiological and behavioral 'habits', such as circulation, respiration, digestion, discernment, and kindness towards ourselves and others. We will end the class with a brief discussion of the basic principles of Yoga, with special attention to its significance for social and political movements oriented towards community and communication.
    • Capoeira led by Galao
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: Capoeira is a complex art form created by African Slaves in Brazil -- now practiced all over the world -- that combines music and movement -- in movement, it is fighting under the guise of dance. It aims for autonomy as well as community, for expression and knowledge as a path towards self-liberation and revolution. It works as a system of checks and balances, as a creative form of (mostly) non-violent direct action and resistance. Once practiced in the streets, it is now mostly practiced in academies... and highly commodified in that process. We aim to make Capoeira free for all, out in public and anti-oppressive. All levels (beginners super empowered to join!), all bodies, and all abilities welcome!
    • Viva La Resistancia: The Battle for Ethnic Studies in Arizona led by Wade Colwell-Sandoval and Monica Amaro
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Wade Colwell- Sandoval and Monica Amaro, two former MAS Teachers will facilitate a teach-in and discussion on the pedagogy of the MAS program, which taught youth a silenced historical narrative. This programs’ pedagogy was based on critical thinking, community service,critical consciousness, and social transformation. Along with teaching cultural traditions, and an alternative historical narrative, these classes also placed an emphasis on teaching all of the students the correlation between race/ ethnicity and power and privilege within the society. This program was a threat because it assisted and guided the students in the collective struggle to transform the power structure. The ban ignited a movement in Arizona of student youth and educators who are fighting for the “precious knowledge” that inspired the MAS program. The teach in aims to engage the student movement in New York in a discussion around how we can be in solidarity with the struggle in Tucson while also fighting to expand ethnic studies locally.
    • Hydrofracking and Why It Matters by Jordan Root
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Governor Cuomo recently passed legislation that will have the dangerous drilling method known as hydrofracking allowed in New York State and slowly phase in throughout the next year. As horrible as this process is there are still many people who still do not know what hydrofracking is and what its effects are. I will be explaining the whole process in detail and will also explain its effects on the environment, the economy, and its relation to the Occupy Movement as a whole
    • CLASSE and the Quebec Student Movement (Part2) led by Philippe Lapointe (former executive committee member from CLASSE)
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Flagpole
      Description: Workshop with the CUNY Grad Center General Assembly: on Student Unionism, Organizational Structure, and Building Student Power.
    • CUNY Graduate Center General Assembly: Workshop with Philippe Lapointe
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Flagpole
      Description: This week's CUNY GC GA will be structured around a workshop with Quebec student organizer Philippe Lapointe from CLASSE. We will be discussing Student Unionism and building student power. All are Welcome.
    • Yoga led by Nate Hohauser
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: Nate is a native New Yorker from the Lower East Side, he grew up in a family of Yogis and Martial Artists. Nate's Classes focus on breathing and cultivating energy and focus through the breaths we share.
    • STRIKE DEBT: On Race and Debt led by Pamela Brown and Winter
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Debt is often perceived as a problem of the declining middle class. Nothing could be further from the truth. From "third world" countries impoverished by odious debts and structural adjustment programs, to broke U.S. cities cutting basic and welfare services, to 400% payday loans rampant in low-income communities, to predatory lending in the credit card, student and housing markets, debt affects us all. This teach-in will explore the ways in which debt in a capitalist society functions to ensure that class divisions along racial lines remain unchallenged.
    • Occupy Business School led by Sander Hicks
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: S
      Description: Running a progressive business gives you an opportunity to make revolutionary, ethical, creative, productive activity a daily practice. You can liberate yourself from working a job you hate. If you really want to zap the murky and mysterious problem of how financial power controls political power in this country, then study how money and the economy works, and learn to run your own enterprise, either a non-profit or community business. We can replace the old financial institutions in this country with ones that work, are empowering, and life-giving. In a practical, democratic seminar-style class, we will cover Enterprise Models, business plan writing, and the philosophy of money, as influenced by various radical strains such as Marxism, zen, radical Christianity, and anarchism. My name is Sander. I am a writer and a speaker. I have been a guest lecturer at some of the USA’s top universities. But what I’m best known for is starting two cool companies, Soft Skull Press and Vox Pop Inc.
    • Debt Squares: a discussion on debt over the craft of quilting led by Arts and Labor
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: In a gesture of shared storytelling over craft circles, Arts & Labor invite the public to sew together, discuss, and visualize our shared condition of debt
    • How Do People Make Places? led by Kerry Downey and Elizabeth Hamby
      Starts: 5:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 6:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: How Do People Make Places? is a sequence of games that explore the complexity of urban experience through physical investigations, different ways of walking, and understanding the personal and social body's relationship to place/context. Empowering participants to use their own body in different ways to perceive how people connect, the workshop sits at the intersection of art practice and student-directed learning and uses tools from each discipline to inform and challenge the other. Drawing on Augosto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed workshops and Kevin Lynch’s concept of urban imageability, this workshop is a multi-modal exploration of what it means to inhabit bodies, groups, neighborhoods and cities. It emerges from the artistic and educational practice of the facilitators of re-envisioning public and cultural space through collaborative experiments. By performing their perceptions and engaging in physical and social exploration, participants will create new moments of meaning and experience that both articulate and transcend the existing structures of space and place. Using an inquiry-based discussion model, we will discuss the ways that our perception of our selves as individuals and as a group have shifted (or not) as a result of our exploration.
    • Introduction to Creative Wiring led by Joseph Reid & Taiyo Okamoto
      Starts: 5:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 6:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: "I don't believe in identity...the element of myself is a more connected thing, like a wiring." -- Tilda Swinton.  In this discussion we'll explore practical examples of moving beyond the illusion of identity (personal, national, political, etc.) in order to awaken our own potential to create positive change in the world.
    • C.A.R.E. Evening debrief
      Starts: 5:30 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 6:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: A time to reflect on the day and the week and think about how to move forward, safely and respectfully
    • Evening Debrief and General Assembly
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: Friday, September 21 - 7:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Each day will end with a debrief and and General Assembly wherein we discuss, synthesize, and process the lessons and conversations of the day. We will have variously themed break-out groups on movement building, next steps, and the future of Free University project.
  • Saturday, September 22
    • Building the Free University as a Safe Space: Community Intention Visioning Session
      Starts: 9:30 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 10:00 am
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: The CARE (Comfort/Art/Rest/Energy) Station is a dedicated area in the park where people can go to chill out, eat food, meditate, make art and music, design signs and banners, tell and write stories, do yoga, dance, take a break or a nap, play, or do whatever else their bodies and minds need throughout the week. The CARE Station is a space to have conversations about what's happening at the Free University and how we envision it for the rest of the week and beyond. It's also a space to find peace and quiet. Conversations and concerns about racial and gender justice and discussions of oppression, experience, allyship, and feminist and anti-racist movement-building will be put front and center. We will start each day with a short, facilitated, dynamic community intention visioning session, continue these conversations throughout the day, and end each day with a debrief. Visions and concerns that arise during the debrief or anytime during the day will be put on the agenda at the evening GA each night. While childcare will not be provided, children are welcome at the CARE Station.
    • Organizing the Organized led by Eddie Kay
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Eddie Kay, who ran 1199 New York in the late 80s and early 90s and spent 40 years as a part of that union, will be leading a workshop on new organizing and how to organize already organized workers.
    • Poverty: Bigger than the Block led by Danny Tejada
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 11:00 am
      Location: Madison Square Park: L
      Description: We hear a lot about poverty, but we rarely see the faces. Danny Tejada talks about the large scope of poverty, what it does to people, what it did to himself and what the other thinks about it.
    • Occupy Guitarmy Social Justice Musicianship Certificate Program: talk on social justice music history
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 11:00 am
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: Join the Occupy Guitarmy & friends for a half-day seminar and skill share on social justice musicianship. In just four short, simple classes, you will become even more qualified to take your voice, instrument, and self out on to the streets to play for justice, peace, and change. The afternoon will include a lecture and discussion about music and social justice, a skill-sharing workshop to learn a core of basic social justice songs on acoustic instruments, a class on how to write your own songs and grooves for action, and a workshop on planning musical social justice actions. Certificates will be handed out to all who complete all four courses!
    • Transforming Land Relationships by Robert Robinson of Take Back the Land
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 11:00 am
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Transforming Relationships to  Land will speak to the TBTL movement's struggle for the human right to housing. TBTL use a tactic called positive action to gain community control over land and housing.
    • Occupy Business School led by Sander Hicks
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: K
      Description: Running a progressive business gives you an opportunity to make revolutionary, ethical, creative, productive activity a daily practice. You can liberate yourself from working a job you hate. If you really want to zap the murky and mysterious problem of how financial power controls political power in this country, then study how money and the economy works, and learn to run your own enterprise, either a non-profit or community business. We can replace the old financial institutions in this country with ones that work, are empowering, and life-giving. In a practical, democratic seminar-style class, we will cover Enterprise Models, business plan writing, and the philosophy of money, as influenced by various radical strains such as Marxism, zen, radical Christianity, and anarchism. My name is Sander. I am a writer and a speaker. I have been a guest lecturer at some of the USA’s top universities. But what I’m best known for is starting two cool companies, Soft Skull Press and Vox Pop Inc.
    • Charter Schools and the Business Model of Education
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 11:00 am
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: Public Education is under attack - it is the next frontier for corporate capitalism.The charter school embodies this neo-liberal privatization that is stripping power from educators. Come discuss what this really means for education in the US and beyond.
    • Developing a Shared Understanding of Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence led by Lea Broh
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 11:00 am
      Location: Madison Square Park: U
    • Structures for Building Student Power led by the Student Unionism Reading Group
      Starts: 11:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: The recent success of the Quebec student movement has shown the capacities of different structures for organizing student power. What are the forms that student organizing can take in NYC to articulate and build student power? Join us for an introductory session with student unionism as a basis to spur thinking and discussion. This will be a session focused on readings available on the Readings page (http://freeuniversitynyc.org/readings/).
    • The Rhetoric of Occupy led by Meghan (Occupy CU Boulder)
      Starts: 11:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
    • God's Call to be About the People led by Danny Tejada
      Starts: 11:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: L
      Description: Danny Tejada gives a sermon on heeding the call to aid the youth, poor and immigrants. He talks about how the church has lost its way, how it has become about "me" and "us vs. them" instead of seeing each other as brothers and sisters.
    • Occupy Guitarmy Social Justice Musicianship Certificate Program: teach-in/skill share for playing and singing social justice songs
      Starts: 11:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: A half-day immersion on of music as social justice through history, song teach-ins, songwriting workshops, and collaborative brainstorming on organizing actions with music, led by various members of the Occupy Guitarmy and friends.
    • Drones, Kill List, U.S. wars, and the permanent war economy led by Adam Hudson
      Starts: 11:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: S
      Description: For most of its history, the U.S. has been at war. The Obama administration is continuing that warmongering legacy with drone strikes (including against U.S. citizens), covert wars around the world, and a $1.2 trillion national security budget. Come for an enlightening discussion about the U.S. war machine and why Occupy Wall Street must challenge militarism.
    • Against All Odds: The Criminalization of Social Protest in Puerto Rico led by Marimer Berberena
      Starts: 11:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Social movements in Puerto Rico through the last years, particularly the labor and environmental movements, as well as the massive militant student movements in the University, have proven to be a force to be reckoned with in their defiance of the powers that be. As these movements have won their place in the hearts and minds of the people, the Government has decided to take affirmative steps in the criminalization of their tactics, therefore threatening civil liberties and limiting many forms of expression that were commonplace in our struggles. The repressive model implemented in Puerto Rico, serves as a mirror to the criminalization of social protest in the United States, and our response to repression takes us to the center of our message: Resistance needs to continue, against all odds.
    • Activism Underground led by Dani
      Starts: 11:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: X
      Description: Outreach conducted on the subway! We plan on giving a short history of the student struggle in NYC, encouraging discussion about resisting corporate education, and spreading the news of the free university. All are encouraged to come participate, either by handing out the free literature and materials we will have prepared, or leading your own subway pitch! 2-2:30 meet up and brief overview, 2:30 leave for subway - bring subway fare.
    • Civil Society In Revolt: From the Arab Spring to OWS led by Chiara Bottici & Benoit Challand
      Starts: 11:00 am
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: R
      Description: The string of revolts in the Arab world consisted in bottom-up calls for profound political changes. More social justice, less greed from the autocratic rulers, and enfranchisement of the local youths have been key motives of the protests throughout the region, echoed subsequently in Spain, Greece, and in the USA last fall. Recently, it appears that we are facing a counter-revolutionary moment, with more reactionary forces at play in the Arab countries. Yet, the spirit of these revolts is well alive, since the capacity for mobilization remains rather high, in particular when confronted with the huge quantity of new labor movements and strikes registered on a daily basis in Egypt, Tunisia, or Yemen. How can this new spontaneous form of civil society mobilization be a lesson for political mobilization here in the USA? This joint discussion will try to answer some of these questions by highlighting commonalities and differences in the current social protests.
    • The Physical and the Disembodied led by Mandy Morrisson
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: K
      Description: A participatory discussion that looks at the pros and cons of accelerated technology's manifestations in daily life plus the eroding divide between pubic and private; physical and mediated. Based on a lecture given by Slajov Zizek, we will discuss strategies to consider the ways that digital culture improves upon as well as diminishes our sense of power in the larger culture and ways to respond.
    • Subway Discussions & Wall Street Flashmobs facilitated by Qween
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: L
    • The Planet is Warming and Birds are Hot-to-Trot led by Brian Kateman
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 12:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: How does climate change affect the behavior and distribution of birds? How do scientists track their movements? What can we do about it? Join Brian Kateman, an ornithological enthusiast, for a discussion on his undergraduate research describing the long-distance dispersal of birds in response to the warming of our beautiful planet.
    • STRIKE DEBT: On Municipal Debt led by Ann Larson
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
      Description: Is your town experiencing a budget crisis? Is your city laying off workers and cutting services? If this is happening in your community, you are a debtor. Come and learn about municipal bonds, the favorite weapon of mafia capitalists everywhere!
    • What is Imperialism? led by Bill Dores and Gary Lapao of the International League for People's Struggle
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: U
    • The Really Really Free Market
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 3:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build acommunity based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. Markets often vary in character, but they generally offer both goods and services. Participants bring unneeded items and food, as well as skills and talents such as entertainment or haircuts. A RRFM usually takes place in an open community space such as a public park or community commons.
    • #OWS Day of Play
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
    • Feminism, the Left, and Religious Fundamentalism led by Meredith Tax of Centre for Secular Space
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: A lecture - discussion of the need to integrate feminist concerns with the economic and social program of the left. A clear commitment to separation between religion and the state is needed to clarify both the struggle and collusion between religious fundamentalism and neoliberalism.
    • Reading Group - Plato's Republic led by the Purchase College Philosophy Society
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: S
      Description: We will be reading aloud portions from Book VIII of Plato’s Republic as a critique of contemporary capitalism.  In this section of the text, Plato studies several systems of government and how they evolve out of and into one another in the theoretical republic he builds.  We will be focusing on the transition from democracy to tyranny.
    • GRAMSCI TOOL BOX by Simon Critchley
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Flagpole
    • Info on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program led by New York Legal Assistance Group
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: W
      Description: The session about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will cover some immigration basics, how President Obama’s June 15 executive order affects students in the United States today, and what you can do to stay informed and advocate for yourself or your fellow classmates.
    • Occupy Wall Street, Not Palestine! The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement to End Israeli Apartheid led by OWS Global Justice Working Group
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Pool
      Description: Join the OWS Global Justice Working Group for a discussion of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. Members of Global Justice will elucidate how and why this global call from Palestinian civil society groups fits within the parameters of the Occupy movement. Representatives from local Palestine solidarity groups will give an overview of the BDS movement—its goals, history, strategies, and analysis. And finally local activists working on specific boycott and divestment campaigns will highlight their successes and challenges. Please bring your questions and concerns and join us for this important discussion.
    • Occupy Guitarmy Social Justice Musicianship Certificate Program: songwriting workshop
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: A half-day immersion on of music as social justice through history, song teach-ins, songwriting workshops, and collaborative brainstorming on organizing actions with music, led by various members of the Occupy Guitarmy and friends.
    • C.A.R.E. End-of-day debrief
      Starts: 12:30 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Lawn
      Description: A time to reflect on the day and the week and think about how to move forward, safely and respectfully
    • The Science of Social Influence, or: How to Beat Marketers at Their Own Game led by Tyler Alterman
      Starts: 1:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: N
      Description: Cognitive neuroscience researcher and former communications designer, Tyler Alterman, will give a lecture on the psychological tactics that marketers and PR agencies use and how you can guard against them. How to use these social influence tactics for good causes will also be covered.
    • Occupy Guitarmy Social Justice Musicianship Certificate Program: how to organize a musical action
      Starts: 1:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: M
      Description: A half-day immersion on of music as social justice through history, song teach-ins, songwriting workshops, and collaborative brainstorming on organizing actions with music, led by various members of the Occupy Guitarmy and friends.
    • Saturday Debrief and General Assembly
      Starts: 1:00 pm
      Ends: Saturday, September 22 - 2:30 pm
      Location: Madison Square Park: Statue
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