Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1:30pm, a contemporary interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s Days of the Commune is performed at an Occupy Wall Street location in New York.
Let’s make it a field trip! I plan on attending one of the showings this weekend and would like to go with my fellow Civic Media class colleagues. Please drop a comment to indicate which day would work better for you to attend a showing.
From the event website:
The Paris Commune of 1871 was the first example in modern history of an occupation where working people took over their own neighborhoods and practiced direct democracy. Many different left groups worked together and women played an important part defining and demanding feminist principles that paved the way for our future. Times have changed, OWS faces pepper spray, the Communards were confronted with live ammunition but their belief in taking their future into their own hands, in standing up to the wealthy in leading by example instead of by force is as relevant today as it was then.