“Beyond Strategy: Building Visions for a Free Society”
The past year has been one of tremendous hope for liberation against a backdrop of violence. From the new, decentralized movement to end the state-sanctioned killing of black people in the United States, to the hundreds of Kurdish cities and villages practicing a social ecology-inspired model of stateless self-governance, people around the world are calling for a free society against all odds. We invite you to join us for a 6- day Intensive Seminar bringing together activists, students, academics and community leaders for a week of theory and praxis.
Who we are
For over forty years, the Institute for Social Ecology (ISE) has offered educational programs on radical social and ecological transformation. Social ecology views the penetration of systems of domination and the homogenization of culture as impediments to human freedom and as the root causes of the ecological crisis. It is the ISE’s core belief that humans have the potential to build vibrant, self-governing communities free from hierarchy, inequity, and ecological degradation.
- Theory and praxis of social ecology
- Movement building
- Contemporary social justice movements (Climate Justice, Black Liberation)
- The Utopian Tradition
- Kurdish Democratic Confederalism
The Watershed Center
This course series will take place from Saturday, August 15 to Thursday, August 20th at the Watershed Center in Millerton, NY. Classes will begin at around 9 in the morning and end at 9 in the evening, with breaks in the day for swimming, hiking and enjoying the summer sun. Farm fresh meals and accommodations are included in the cost of the seminar.