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People’s Recovery Summit: Feb 1-3

Screen shot 2013-01-30 at 7.12.18 AMA free 3-day gathering of workshops, panels, concerts and performances to unite for a more equitable and sustainable rebuilding in Sandy’s wake.

When: Feb 1-3
Where: Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew, Brooklyn

The format revolves around workshops moving towards creating a collaborative Sandy policy statement from the grassroots. Most of the groups or individuals invited as “speakers”are actually facilitating workshops or trainings, centered on the 5 themes, focused on drafting a policy report by the end of the Summit that would be edited afterwards and released. It was the organizers’ intent to insist on horizontal facilitation of each meeting. The panel discussions previously  scheduled will be restructured into a more horizontal format. There are 7 panel discussions planned to date: “People Powered Relief, Mutual Aid and the State”, “Occupy Sandy: A report-back”, housing panel, education panel, environmental health and wellness, labor panel and an allied organizations panel. There are 24 workshops/groups planned; 7 slots for speakers; 10 resource circles; and 12 training sessions.

For more information or to register, see and register here.

Current Sponsors:
Bailey’s Cafe
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew
Coalition for Public Education
Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
NY Committee for Occupational Safety & Health
NYC Parents Union
Occupy Sandy
Occupy Faith
Occupy The Hood
Our Schools NYC
Paul Robeson Freedom School
People for Jelani
The Peoples Network
US Uncut
Workers Justice Project