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January 8

Apply for the Institute for Advanced Troublemaking’s 4th Annual Anarchist Summer School

Call for the fourth annual Institute for Advanced Troublemaking’s Anarchist Summer School, happening August 1st – 9th.

Hey fellow troublemakers! Applications are now open for the fourth annual Institute for Advanced Troublemaking’s (IAT) Anarchist Summer School, August 1-9, 2020, in so-called Worcester, MA. The IAT stresses an anarchism that is at once a social critique—stuff like #NoBordersNoNations—and especially a social vision—far better stuff like collective care, solidarity, and dignity, in loving, reciprocal, do-it-ourselves practice.

It’s also a magical #BraveSpace, in which we strive hard to co-cultivate community by encouraging everyone to experiment with being the person they want to be within the culture they want to create for the eight days of the summer camp. And if past year’s are any indication, it’s been discomforting in good ways, generative in beautiful ways, and remarkable for its communal inspiration. We’re still working on next summer’s workshops, but you can get a sense of the IAT via past years on our website, and we’ll be posting bios of the facilitators within the next couple weeks: advancedtroublemaking.wordpress.com

Applications are accepted in two rounds: February 1 and April 1, 2020. We’ll let you know by or before March 15 and May 15, respectively. We have limited space! Not everyone who fills out this application will be accepted as a participant. So please fill out this application with care! We prioritize people of often-marginalized identities, including but not limited to people of color, young or older adults, working-class folks, queer, trans, or gender-nonconforming people, those with dis/abilities, parents, and women, but recognize that many of these may not be visibly apparent. Overall, we are looking for participants who can commit to the whole time. The days will be full — but fun and thought-provoking — so we also want participants who are eager to dive into learning with their head, heart, and hands in a supportive, yet intensive environment.

Please help us spread the word to folks you think might be a good fit! And/or consider applying to the IAT: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTNKfmk3eGmcAf3CTluqQxl6dtSHsR_q4aKp4rMZT6CcabpA/viewform

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