A quick reminder of the event 21.8.2012
After a handful of revival meetings with only a few folks, mainly friends, we sent out an email to everyone that we had talked in person to about the revival -Sent to Personal Contacts- 8.8.2012
Aye, yip-yip! Hello Friend-Allies!
In love & solidarity,
Checked in with my Advisor, Kandi, a chance to decompress. -Sent to Kandi- 11.7.2012
Good Afternoon Kandi!
One idea was to line the revival up with classes and teachers so we sent out this email -Sent to Various Teachers with Classes that Might Fit- 6.19.2012
My name is Dante, I’m a student at Evergreen. This summer, a few peers and I have begun to plot out a festival. Essentially, we want it to be a call to action, drawing upon the understanding that we all know our culture is unhealthy and unsustainable. We are looking for ways to integrate the festival’s message throughout our community, and the year, to create a potent climate for the actual festival and celebration. I’m relatively new to Evergreen and know that I haven’t met you yet. This email is to simply get my foot in the door and to begin a possible conversation with you. If you have time, please read the attached outline of the festival and let me know what you think, honestly let me know. Through perusing next year’s catalogue I came across your class and can already envision various overlaps and interactions.
Thank you for your time.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Additionally, if you are really stoked about this we’ll be gathering at my house on August 3rd for a dinner and to push this forward!
After talking to each other and talking to folks across the campus we tossed ideas back and forth making our language and intention accessible -To Each Other- 13.6.2012
is anti capitalism-the alternative. breaking the consumeristic mindset. if
we are going to resist we must provide the alternative. Space to create
sustainable social actions/lifestyle/economic/ & so on. It will be fun!–at
times when most people watch TV we’ll play games. When most people go
shopping we’ll make it our selves. Experiences that embody the creator and
not the consumer.
What is one thing/experience that all must have-an initiation-an
we need a mission statement–goals & agreements–a synopsis of possibility.
of what we are and ways folks can interact.
-cooking classes provided by local farms, food education.
-community activities- perhaps they are political–trash running with jesse
We need a team to make the historical connections. to learn from what
evergreen has done and remind us of the precedence that they have set and
what they have attempted.
we need a team to make connections with the various communities of
evergreen: with teachers, with the student groups, with the olympia
community, with speakers from a far.
Within that we need specific people that could provide programming/ that
can provide anti consumeristic experieicnes.
we want to make space for those that have come through evergreen to share
with us what they are doing now to combat the capitalistic system.
we need a team to take on throwing an epic dance experience. music that
we need to make political action a fun past time. an after school activity.
we need to identify a clear point of direct action. something that a lot of
us can do May 1st? what is an issue that is evergreen universal
As a first email, we contact the community with an open invitation. -TESCCRIER- 2.6.2012
Its with great excitement and curiosity that we invite you, who are
interested, to pull together a spring festival of sorts–
At this point I think every knows that things are fucked from all points of
reference: politically, economically, environmentally, socially,
spiritually, and so on. With that, the premiss of this festival is a
celebration, acknowledging our responsibility to take personal and
collective action! Many of our classes, here at Evergreen, highlight and
address issues of such oppression and dysfunction, leaving many (& speaking
from personal experience) with a sense of guilt, that truly needs to be
acknowledged as a lack of responsibility–for me it only makes sense to
create space for us to take action. If you are curious please join us on
this coming Thursday, July 5th at 5pm in the lobby of the Library. We want
to revive the narrative of Evergreen as a radical school for change by
acknowledging: Evergreen’s historical context, where we are now, and how we
will step into the future. This festival will be a celebration of us coming
together as a community, deconstructing systems of oppression, and taking
We need your presence to make this beautiful.
This is a preliminary meeting in which we will begin to conceptualize and
structure the festival.
General questions are (I know we’re missing some):
-What will the themes be?
-Who will be included?
-How will folks be able to engage with the festival?
-What elements will we provide?
-What will lead up to the festival?
-What will happen afterwards/ what will we be left with?
In the fall we hope to build a strong coalition and apply for funding.
Thursday, July 5th at 5pm in the lobby of the Library
Izzi & Dante