Monday, March 20th, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm
at The Black and Brown Social Club
474 Valencia between 15th and 16th Streets, near 16th/Mission BART
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!
“What is to be done?”
Michael Goldstein will present his challenging, promising, and unusual view of the path forward for those seeking fundamental social transformation, and then lead discussion.
He is author of the visionary book, Return of the Light: A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country, which offers a roadmap for uniting our separate campaigns to stop the worst abuses of the ruling class into a single movement. The aim of that movement: making government our own means for pooling our collective resources in the interests of peace, social justice, environmental sustainability, and a society hospitable to the needs of the human spirit.
Join us as Michael presents his analysis of the need for, and means for bringing about, the nonviolent overthrow of the government of corporate wealth, and for what promises to be a lively discussion after.
Michael Goldstein writes a blog in the Huffington Post. Last spring he spearheaded BeyondBernie.us, which circulated an open letter urging Bernie Sanders to actually help build the movement he spoke of so eloquently, not just an electoral operation. The letter called on the candidate to enable his supporters to have direct dialog with each other about how to create an ongoing movement and what its goals, strategy, and organizational forms should be. The group launched a website to assist in that process.
Michael practices law, representing indigents appealing criminal convictions, including death sentences, and he also works as a mediator.
Don Hazen, Executive Editor of Alternet, wrote that Michael’s book “Catalogues the failures of consumer capitalism and the future solutions, at the same time and place — a very encouraging read, in a time of little optimism,” and social critic Michael Parenti described it as “clearly written, hopeful and useful for those interested in building a real democracy.”
Time will be allotted for announcements.
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