Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Otautahi happenings: Film and Hui

A friendly reminder on some upcoming events in Otautahi over the next week or two!

Ethel MacDonald: An Anarchist’s Story
A BBC Documentary on Ethel MacDonald and the Spanish Revolution

Film Screening:
Thursday 28 May, 6.30pm
At the WEA (59 Gloucester Street)

Join us, to follow on film, the compelling true story of Ethel Macdonald — a remarkable individual, working-class woman and Scottish anarchist. In 1936 Ethel left for the frontlines of the Spanish Civil war to join the revolutionary struggle in Barcelona. Through written accounts and radio broadcasts on the impact of fascist forces on the Republic, Ethel became the voice of the anarchist movement in both Spain and England.

With a combination of narration, historical video, re-enactments and Ethel’s own personal accounts, BBC Scotland has successfully put together an exhilarating and inspiring documentary on Ethel's life and the Spanish Revolution. We encourage you to come and see the film, and join us for discussion afterwards.

Drinks and nibbles provided but BYO food welcome!

Entry by koha/donation.

Please forward widely — All welcome!
Contact: Jared garage.collective@gmail.com
Check out: http://www.spanishcivilwarfilm.com


Calling all friends, radical wåhine, community organisers, curious bystanders, anti-capitalist children, militant gardeners, workplace delegates and self described (or unidentified) anarchists! Come along to what will hopefully be the first of regular ANARCHIST TEA PARTIES, to catch up, meet and greet, share food and ideas, and brainstorm on ways of organising in Otautahi.

Bring your picnic gear, a plate of food to share, your kiddies and your thinking caps as we look to explore possible future actions, as well as creating solidarity and sustainable friendships for the future.

Some ideas to brainstorm could include (but may not be limited to):

— regular get togethers, educational events, public assemblies, tea parties and a regional hui.
— an Otautahi Network of groups, or a mailing list/conatct email at the very minimum.
— an Otautahi broadsheet/newspaper of libertarian ideas, actions and activities.
— any other exciting ideas!

Latimer Square — 11am onward

We look forward to your company and your ideas!

In solidarity,
Jess, Dan, Al and Jared.

1 comment:

dariush sokolov said...

Hi Jared - nice blog, and a great coincidence - I'm passing through christchurch so I'll come to the teaparty tomorrow and meet you and the local anarchists.