Building a People’s Culture: Critical Dimensions
Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 2008
The second Cultural Conference sought to encourage us to further our common work, stressing personal and political forms of empowerment. Panels looked at the economic, social, and cultural crisis of the present, as well as the history of cultural struggles, forms of grassroots organizing, questions of leadership, and the uses of cultural memory and resilience. The focus was not to “build” a people’s culture from the top down; rather, to look at the “critical dimensions” of leadership, coming as it must from a genuinely democratic and respectful set of purposes.
Photos by Margaret Randall.