Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Complex Movements: connecting social movements, creative expression, and science

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Friday, 11/14
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

An interactive workshop and dialogue about the connections between complex science and social movements, with a particular focus on the application in Detroit-based local community organizing efforts and how these may be applicable to other communities. The presenters will share insights into their collaborative creative project: Complex Movements' Beware of the Dandelions, and how creative and organizing processes can mirrors these ideas through hip-hop and multimedia installation based performance. Community participants are invited to explore how concepts of complex science in nature and technology can be applied to the practice of counteracting systems of oppression and building visionary community-led movements. Participants will be invited to explore how concepts of complex science in the natural world such as bird flocking, ant societies, and emergence theory can be applied to the community practice of counteracting racism, injustice, and all forms of oppression.