Festival of the Commons

Activate Austin hosts a day of knowledge sharing and music, featuring Lisa Fithian, CommonSpark Collective, local folk band The Sparrowmakers, and singer songwriter, David Rovics.

Highlights of the day include “Deconstructing Empire, Building for the Long Haul’ with Lisa Fithian http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/03/lisa-fithian-occupy-wall-street-teaching-civil-disobedience at 1 pm; “Decolonizing the Commons, The Rising of Collective Power” with Ellen Friedman, Megan Keith & Jim Casey of CommonSpark Collective http://www.commonsparkcollective.org/index.php/team/ at 4 pm; and dinner at 5:30 pm. Music begins at 7 pm with The Sparrowmakers, followed by David Rovics http://davidrovics.com/ at 8 pm.

Full event tickets start at $25 (sliding scale) and concert only tickets start at $10.

Anyone interested in tabling, volunteering, sponsoring, or donating a raffle prize should contact activateaustin@riseup.net.

The Festival of the Commons is a benefit for CommonSpark Collective's Commons Library Project http://www.commonsparkcollective.org/ and the Orun Center for Cultural Arts. http://www.facebook.com/OrunCenter

For more information, check online http://activateaustin.org/

and at Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/events/415756425161836/

Location: Daytime events at Orun Center of Cultural Arts, 1720 East 12th St., Austin

Evening music at The Annex at 1808, 1808 East 12th St., Austin



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