New Direction Fest 2012 will take place in Olympia, Washington on August 3th through 5th. A bunch of great artists will appear, but what’s important is that you’ll be able to attend to a lot of great workshops there.
The tickets are available here.
Here’s the official word:
This years NEW DIRECTION FEST is on August 3th-5th 2012 in Olympia, Washington (USA). On friday, the fest will be held at The Midnight Sun (113 N Columbia St) with bands starting at 4pm. On Saturday and Sunday, it will be held at The Eagles Ballroom (805 4th Avenue East) with workshops from 10am to 2pm and bands beginning after that.
It will be a space for people of the worldwide hardcore and punk community to share experiences, skills, ideas, and information about community organizing, activism, labor organizing, and other forms of radical action. This convergence will include live bands, workshops, and speakers engaged in the practical application of the radical ideas and values of hardcore punk. Through these, we hope to inspire and to mobilize one another to form a global network of resistance and a movement for radical change within the hardcore and punk community. The goal of this fest is to breathe new life into the hardcore tradition of resistance and to push our networks towards a NEW DIRECTION where we can bridge the gap between hardcore values and the application of these values through radical practice.
– Worker Co-operatives
– Police Reform or Police Abolition by Kristian Williams (author of “Our Enemies in Blue”)
– For A Movement, Not “The Scene” by Harjit Singh Gill (member of the Institute of Anarchist Studies)
– Dismantling Capitalism, Dismantling Patriarchy by PDX IWW
– A Brief History of Anti-Fascism in Punk by Rose City Antifa
– Anarchism and Popular Education Panel by Josh Simpson (co-founder of Coffee Strong) and Stephen Cahill (Reivers)
– Radical Healing by Kanoko (Broken Water)
– Labor Struggle in the 21st Century panel with Seattle Solidarity Network and the Portland IWW
– Changing Directions: Critical Questions for the New Face of Activism by Greg Bennick (Trial)
– Oi Polloi Q&A Session on Punk and Radical Activism
– Urban Guerilla Gardening Field Trip to the Olympia Pirate Garden
– Student Movements: Social Unrest and Anti-Capitalist Struggles in Québec
– Exploring Radical Consent by Amory (w/ Olympia School of Consent and Wizardry)
– G.I. Resistance and Coffee Strong by Josh Simpson (co-founder of Coffee Strong)
The line-up includes the following bands (go here to read the full descriptions of all artists):
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