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Second Annual Law & Disorder Conference at PSU

Speakers include Ashanti Omowali Alston, Chrystos and Tre Arrow.

Second Annual Law & Disorder Conference at PSU

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The Second Annual Law & Disorder Conference takes place at Portland State University: Smith Memorial Building-3rd Floor from the 15th through 17th of April. The hours Friday will be from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday the event goes from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday's hours are from from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend this event which is both open to the public and disability affirmative. This is a low impact conference- bring reusable cups, bowls and eating utensils. There will be a Safe Space Zone and childcare.


Ashanti Omowali Alston- The Jericho Movement
Chrystos- Native poet
Right 2 Survive
Evan Greer- Riot Folk
Kristian Williams- Local Author
Claude Marks- Freedom Archives
Jeff “Free” Luers – Former Eco-Political Prisoner
Lauren Regan- Civil Liberties Defense Center
Tre Arrow- Former Eco-Political Prisoner

"People, movements, organizations and collectives will present alternative accounts to the political dimensions of civic engagement, mutual aid and revolution as they relate to economics, politics, invention, technology, work, artistic and cultural production, the body, pedagogy and social change. The conference promises to create a provocative space for comparative critical dialogue between activists, revolutionaries, educators, artists, musicians, scholars, dancers, actors and writers. The conference will have panels and workshops on all aspects of social change from the revolutionary to the academic."

Friday April 15th 2011


5:30-8:00     Registration & Tabling (Vanport Room 338)

5:30-8:00     Political Prisoner Letter Writing (326)

5:30-10:00   Child Care (333)

5:30-8:00     Safe Space room  (323)

8:00-9:00    Antonis Vradis and Dimitris Dalakoglou are editors of the anarchist journal and blog Occupied London and members of the antagonist movement in Greece and the UK. (327)

9:00-2:00     Afterparty at the Variant (4810 NE Garfield-Off NE MLK:Wygant&Alberta) Performances by Holy!Holy!Holy!, Mic Crenshaw and others....


Saturday April 16th 2011


10:30-11:45    Panels 1, 2 & 3 (327, 328 & 329)


Panel 1 (327)

Trauma, Inside and Out: Prison Life, Losing Friends, Police Abuse and Snitches

Tre Arrow- Former Eco Political Prisoner

Jeff “Free” Luers- Former Eco Political Prisoner

Josh Harper (Pre-recorded lecture)- Former SHAC 7 animal rights Political Prisoner

Lauren Regan- Director, Civil Liberties Defense Center


Panel 2 (328)

Police Accountability and Police Abolition: Dilemmas, Paradoxes, and Strategies

Kristian Williams- Author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America and American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination.  Member of Rose City Copwatch, in Portland.


Panel 3 (329)

Climate Justice: “Who has the power, who has the solutions?”

Kim Marks, Rising Tide, Kari Koch, Climate Justice Portland, and special guests.


1:00-2:30   Workshops 1, 2 & 3 (327, 328 & 329)


Workshop 1 (327)

The Art of Dismantling: Revolutionary Creativity for the Movement

Chrystos- Native, Queer, Poet

Jeff Campbell-Apostle, vocalist and community organizer, Denver CO

Mic Crenshaw- Emcee and community organizer

Chris Richards- Autonomous Music

Johnny Correa-Visual artist, queer activist

Roger Peet-Visual artist, printmaker, Justseeds Cooperative member


Workshop 2  (328)

Political Prisoner Support and the Jericho Movement

Ed Mead- Seattle Jericho and former Political Prisoner

Mark Cook- Seattle Jericho and former Political Prisoner

Larry Giddings- Seattle Jericho and former Political Prisoner


Workshop 3 (329)

Everyone's Doing It, It's Cool Right? Right?; or, should I go to law school to become a "radical" lawyer or to school to become a "radical" legal worker?

Kenneth A. Kreuscher- Local movement attorney and member of the Portland Law Collective and the National Lawyers Guild. 

Hudson Munoz- Local legal worker with the Portland Law Collective. 

Logan Perkins- Law student and activist in environmental direct-action activism and in rural organizing.



3:00-4:15   Panels 3, 4, 5 & 6 (327, 328, 329 & Ballroom)


Panel 3 (327)

Religious Repression and the Struggle for Native Culture in Prison

Paulette Dauteuil- Co-chair of the Jericho Movement

Chrystos- Native Queer Poet


Panel 4 (328)

The Practical is Radical: Subverting the Dominant Paradigm through Fertility Awareness, Acupressure and Organizing a Women’s Health Collective

Corinne Wolcott- Chinese Medicine practitioner, PDX IWW

Samantha Zipporah-Professional birth doula


Panel 5 (329)

COINing Repression: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency

Will Munger- Senior in anthropology at Reed College.  His research attempts to unpack history and theory while clarifying the politics behind the domestic application of counterinsurgency. 


Panel 6 (Ballroom)

The Freedom Archives

Claude Marks- Director of the Freedom Archives and former Political Prisoner



4:30-5:45   Panels 7, 8, 9 & 10 (327, 328, 329 & Ballroom)


Panel 7 (327)

Political Prisoners in Colombia in U.S. Built Prisons

Bruce Wilkinson is Project Coordinator and board member for Media Island International a 501c3 nonprofit in Olympia, WA.


Panel 8 (328)

Sex Worker Politics and Repression

Stephanie Boston- Portland Animal Defense League/Cascadia Rising Tide


Panel 9 (329)

Patriarchy and the Prison Industrial Complex

Evan Greer- Riot Folk


Panel 10 (Ballroom)

“Green is the new red!”: Updates on Earth and Animal Liberation Political Prisoners

Lauren Regan- Civil Liberties Defense Center


6:30-7:00         Performance: Chrystos  

7:00-8:00         Keynote speaker- Ashanti Omowali Austin  (Ballroom)

8:30-10:00       COINTELPRO 101 Film Screening (5th Avenue Cinema)

8:00-2:00          Afterparty at the Variant (4810 NE Garfield-Off NE MLK:Wygant&Alberta)


Sunday April 17th 2011


10:30-11:45     Panels 1, 2, 3 & 4 (327, 328, 329 & Ballroom)


Panel 1 (327)

Revolutionary Environmentalism

Dillon Thomson- Lead lecturer and archivist for Fertile Ground


Panel 2 (328)

Local Animal Rights Activism

Portland Animal Defense League


Panel 3 (329)

Participatory Economics and Latin American Politics

Peter Bohmer- Activist scholar (Evergreen College)


Panel 4 (Ballroom)

Alternatives to EMS/Police

Rosehip Medic Collective and Rosecity Copwatch



1:00-2:30   Workshops 1, 2 & 3 (327, 328 & 329)


Workshop 1 (327)

Connect the Dots 101: White Supremacy and the Prison Industrial Complex

The Committee to Connect the Dots- Local collective


Workshop 2 (328)

Community Alternatives to the Police

Community Alternatives to the Police- Local collective


Workshop 3 (329)

Criminalization of Survival

Right 2 Survive- Local organization of homeless people of circumstances, the formerly homeless, and their allies.

2:45-4:00    Panels 5, 6, 7 & 8 (327, 328, 329 & Ballroom)


Panel 5  (327)

Repression and Hope in Honduras

Gerardo Torres- Spokesperson for the US and Canada of the International Commission of the National Front of Popular Resistance, Coordinator of Political Education of the National Front of Youth Movements in Resistance of Honduras.


Panel 6  (328)

Addicted to Failure: US Drug War Policy in the Americas

Sanho Tree- Internationally acclaimed human rights advocate and drug war policy analyst.


Panel 7 (329)

GI Rights Movement and Resistance: From Past to Present

Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 and Iraq Veterans Against War


Panel 8 (Ballroom)

Striking Based Self Defense

Anthony Patch- Local Muay Thai instructor



4:00-6:00Closing Planery Session (Ballroom)

Students for Unity, Student Animal Liberation Coalition, Pan American Solidarity Organization, NW Student Coalition, The Jericho Movement, Connect the Dots, Cascadia Rising Tide, Portland Animal Defense League, Safe Communities, Civil Liberties Defense Center

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