CONVERGENCE_WEEK_TIMETABLE

this is the timetable for workshops on the dates September 7 - 10

These are the main convergence spaces operating throughout this time.

They are:
1) CURRANT: 1a Little Gold St, Brunswick. Little Gold is off Union St which is off Sydney Rd. Catch an Elizabeth St tram to East Brunswick or an Upfield line train to Jewell railway station if traveling by public transport...
2) BANANA: The Glass Onion and student space, near the Student Union building, the Victorian College of the Arts, St Kilda Rd., City.
3) APPLE: Ground floor hall, Richmond Housing Commission flats, 106 Elizabeth St, Richmond.
4) FIJOA: North Court Melbourne Uni
5) SMOKESCREEN: location TBA at friday / saturday convergence centers
6) MINISTRY OF INFORMATION: location TBA at friday / saturday convergence centers
7) Other locations further details for which are available from the above.

Timetables aside, convergence is going to be flexible and mobile. Everyone’s contribution is welcome; our strength is in our diversity! Convergenge is a bonza opportunity for all of us to build community and prepare cohesively for s11, to get skills and know how, to do your own networking, form affinity groups, plan actions, scout out crown, plus whatever you want. Find out all that’s going on in Melbourne over the week. Prepare to take responsibility and co-operate. Convergence is an indoctrination free zone, free info only, no dogs, cops or corporate media.

concurrent forums are happening elsewhere. would you like to know more?

...workshop times and descriptions below...

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S7
THU

LOCATION APPLE
cnr Lennox / Elizabeth St
RICHMOND

LOCATION BANANA (A)
VCA Glass Onion
St Kilda Rd

LOCATION BANANA (B)
VCA Glass Onion
St Kilda Rd

LOCATION CURRENTS
1a little gold st
BRUNSWICK

 

Orientation

Tourguide

All Day

Affinity Groups

4

Coping with Violence

Tourguide

Puppet and Mask Making

s-lock-o

 

Coping with Violence

singing

All Day

s-lock-o

5

Coping with Violence

singing

Puppet and Mask Making

 
   

singing / legal

All Day

 

6

 

singing / legal

Puppet and Mask Making

 
   

legal

   

evening

 

NVDA

   
   

NVDA

   
   

NVDA

   
   

NVDA

   

S8
FRI

LOCATION APPLE
cnr Lennox / Elizabeth St
RICHMOND

LOCATION BANANA (A)
VCA Glass Onion
St Kilda Rd

LOCATION BANANA (B)
VCA Glass Onion
St Kilda Rd

LOCATION CURRENTS
1a little gold st
BRUNSWICK

9

   

Puppet and Mask Making

 
     

All Day

 

10

Orientation

Orientation

Puppet and Mask Making

Orientation

 

Orientation

Orientation

All Day

Orientation

11

Media / Personal Political

Affinity Groups

Puppet and Mask Making

Affinity Groups

 

Media / Personal Political

Affinity Groups

All Day

Affinity Groups

12

Media / Personal Political

 

Puppet and Mask Making

legal

 

lunch

lunch

All Day

legal

1

Mutual support

NVDA

Puppet and Mask Making

legal

 

Mutual support

NVDA

All Day

lunch

2

Mutual support

NVDA

Puppet and Mask Making

Orientation

 

Mutual support

Orientation

All Day

Orientation

3

Orientation

scouts

Puppet and Mask Making

NVDA

 

Orientation

scouts

All Day

NVDA

4

consensus

scouts

Puppet and Mask Making

NVDA / s-lock-o

 

consensus

Action Facilitation

All Day

NVDA / s-lock-o

5

consensus

Action Facilitation

Puppet and Mask Making

jail solidarity

   

Action Facilitation

All Day

jail solidarity

6

 

Action Facilitation

Puppet and Mask Making

 
   

legal

   

evening

 

legal to 8pm

 

activist films - inspiration! and benifit

         

S9
SAT

LOCATION APPLE
cnr Lennox / Elizabeth St
RICHMOND

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION
location TBA

 

LOCATION CURRENTS
1a little gold st
BRUNSWICK

9

Orientation

see below (as for sunday)    
 

Orientation

     

10

first aid training / Legal

     
 

first aid training / Legal

     

11

first aid training / Legal

     
 

first aid training / Legal

     

12

first aid training / Non-Violence

     
 

first aid training / Non-Violence

     

1

lunch / Non-violence

     
 

lunch / Non-violence

     

2

first aid training

   

punk benefit gig

 

first aid training

   

punk benefit gig

3

first aid training / Coping with Violence

   

punk benefit gig

 

first aid training / Coping with Violence

   

punk benefit gig

4

first aid training / Coping with Violence

   

punk benefit gig

 

first aid training

   

punk benefit gig

5

     

punk benefit gig

       

punk benefit gig

6

     

punk benefit gig

         

evening

       
         

S10
SUN

SMOKESCREENS
location TBA

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION
location TBA

LOCATION FIJOA
North Court
Melbourne Uni

 
4 anjie & janewto
 
suck on this
mr cass
 

9

ON SUNDAY and SATURDAY

There are a number of medical, legal, lockons and nvda, media relations, action facilitation and coping with violence workshops planned, along with material for banner and mask making etc...

These are not scheduled into specific slots to timetable onto the web, show up and see whats on - if you really need to contact the convergence crew. If you want to hold a workshop on saturday or sunday put a notice up on the board announcing the time.

These are spaces for you to catch up on all those things youv'e got to do last minute, spaces just to hang out and meet people and get into safe affinity groups.

   
     

10

   
     

11

   
     

12

(noon) queer

 
 

queer convergence

 

1

queer convergence

 
 

queer convergence

 

2

   
     

3

   
     

4

   
         

5

       
         
         

S12
MON

see other calenders

Nb healing space will be operating now, as will arrest watch and first aid all the time, ixpress etc..,

Workshops @ CONVERGENCE
Get Skilled up, for s11 and for the rest of your life. Skills and info 'they' would rather you didn't have are available for a little time, spare change, and commitment. Addresses of convergence spaces aren't published here for security reasons, but ask around and they will be. Plus more exciting stuff at spaces, info etc, including catering by food not bombs at some !

All these workshops are flexible, they may be moved ar times swapped. People are welcome to offer workshops that are not listed ar repeat workshops, of course this depends on attendance, so be there.

ORIENTATION What's the WEF? Why Crown? Why now? If these are questions you're asking, if pamphlets don't satisfy, you're new to Melbourne or this activism gig, this is the FIRST workshop for you.
MUTUAL SUPPORT We're active cos we care about people, society and the living planet, more than private profit or power. Caring for those around us is surely the first step. How to look after each other, spot stress and distress and help support each other in what ever way we can, will ensure we achieve our short /long term goals.
LEGAL Interested or planning to be involved in the mass picket of crown, or other associated Non-Violent Direct Action? Then you will be more effective if you know exactly where you stand with police, private security and the courts. This (legal) information is POWER.
S-LOCK-O Classic low tech way to create blockades, resist eviction and get media. Every lock-on needs planning, practical backup, legal info and support, and of course hardware and know-how. Be here for a crash course in the essentials.
FIRST AID Things may get hairy. If you or those around you are on the receiving end of police violence (as seen at Albert Park, Richmond secondary, Seattle etc) or plain accident, its better if we can immediately care for our own. Tear gas can be painful, but it can be relieved. Blood can be scary, but it can be staunched. Learn how.
YOGA Some stress is inevitable. But it need not be a lasting condition. Yoga is a holistic way of calming, centring and recharging. Space and sessions suitable for all levels will be held.
ACTION FACILITATION On the street decisions may have to be made. Your affinity group will have to decide when to hold it's ground, when to run, when to escalate. Only you and your's can do that, cos its your butts on the line. How to do that, in a way where all voices are heard, to reach a decision that everybody agrees with and can live with afterwards, is vital. Come to this workshop to learn how.
PERSONAL / POLITICAL. You tell me yours and I'll tell you mine. Learning where others stand and finding how we reach these standpoints teaches us tolerance, and to love diversity. Also, we need to be able to talk to every and anyone about the values that bring us into opposition with the WEF, so they understand why we're doing this. And even empathise. This workshop provides a safe space to explore motivations and get a feel for fellow activists.
SCOUTS Groups will be forming up at this convergence space and being led down to crown, making as much noise and with as much colour as possible. Appropriate transport (skateboards, bikes etc) is recommended.
SCREEN PRINTING Workshops making prints for the days of action for you to wear or wave in the air. If you have materials bring, tho some will be available.
AFFINITY GROUPS DISCUSSION The pro's and cons of affinity groups will be discussed, principles, how to and the forming there-of.