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Princes and Princesses – Michel Ocelot

Radical Animation for Children and Un-grown Adults

Princes and Princesses – Michel Ocelot

Come to the Wooden Shoe to enjoy a magnificent animation from french author and animator Michel Ocelot

The tales Ocelot tells have the feel of actual folktales and are infused with that timelessness and profundity such narratives have.

704 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Saturday Nov. 12 @ 3pm

The movie will be screened in the original French language with English subtitles


Radical Animation for free children and ungrown adults

@The Wooden Shoe, bookstore and infoshop, 704 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

 kids movies flier 

  1. The man who planted trees + The red Balloon, Sat Nov 5th @ 5pm
  2. Princes and Princesses, Sat Nov 12 @ 4 pm
  3. Azul and Asmar, Sat Nov 19 @ 5 pm
  4. Kiriku and the sorceress, Sat Dec 3 @ 4pm
  5. Princess Mononoke, Sat Dec 10 @ 4pm
  6. Sita sings the Blues Dec 17 @ 4pm


A Writing Workshop, Saturday Oct. 29th!

Have a story to tell? Come to Stories from Occupy Philly:

What: Stories from Occupy Philly: A Writing Workshop, facilitated by Joanna Grim
When: Sat. Nov. 5th, 12th, and 19th from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Where: Occupy Philly Library (meet there, we will move together to indoor location)
Contact: Joanna Grim at saturnschildren[at]gmail.comto RSVP for the workshop (rsvp not required to attend, but it would be great to rsvp!) or for more information.Workshop Description: Stories from Occupy Philly: A Writng Workshop, will provide instruction on how to write a compelling personal narrative about your experience at Occupy Philly and what you are learning from participating in this movement. Experienced and beginning writers welcome! Fiction and non-fiction writers and poets welcome!

During four sessions, beginning Saturday Oct. 29th and continuing on Nov. 5th, 12th, and 19th, participants will discuss elements of a story, brainstorm, write, share, respond to, and edit the short stories/essays/poems composed during the workshop. Partipants will also read and analyze some mainstream media depictions of the movement and discuss how our personal stories can counter these distorted representations.

At the end of the workshop, participants will decide how we would like to publish or distribute our work, hopefully through collaboration with working groups at Occupy Philly!

Kids Movie Series

Begins with:

“The Man Who Planted Trees”

& “The Red Balloon”

Saturday, November 5- @5 PM

West Arch of City Hall at Occupy Philadelphia

Presented by Wooden Shoe Books// 704 South St.// woodenshoebooks.com

The Wooden Shoe, Philadelphia Anarchist Bookstore and Infoshop, needs volunteers to staff and keep it open. If you are interested in helping out, stop by @ 704 South Street • or write to sabot@woodenshoebooks.com

Flier in PDF kids movies



This event will discuss the racial oppression that people of color face in mainstream American society.

miércoles, 02 de noviembre · 16:00 – 19:00

People’s Plaza, Occupy Philadelphia

unOccupy Puerto Rico: a talk with former political prisoner Alicia Rodriguez

Since 1898, Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States. And since that time the Puerto Rican people have resisted US imperialism and struggled for a free Puerto Rico. One of the women who has been on the front lines of that struggle is Alicia Rodriguez, who served 19 years in prison for her participation in the Puerto Rican independence movement. Join us at Occupy Philly for a discussion with Alicia about the history of Puerto Rican resistance, the struggle to free the remaining political prisoners, and political movements on the island today.

Wednesday, October 26th at 5pm
@ Occupy Philly, Southwest side of City Hall (by the empty fountain)
if necessary, RAIN LOCATION will be at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street)

Alicia Rodriguez was born on October 21, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. She is one of eleven former Puerto Rican political prisoners granted clemency by President Clinton in September 1999. She grew up during the turbulent decades of the 1960s and 1970s, witnessing first hand the atrocities committed against the civil rights and the anti-Vietnam war movements. These and other experiences developed her affinity with national liberation movements and moved her to resist and participate in Puerto Rico’s anti-colonial struggle, which has been waged for more than 500 years. This struggle continues to affirm the voice of freedom and the will of the Puerto Rican to resist impearalist occupation.

On April 4, 1980 Alicia (along with her sister Lucy and other comrades) was captured and charged with seditious conspiracy. During the first sixteen and a half years in prison, she was housed in maximum security and never allowed outside of her living unit without being escorted by a prison guard. Her mail was censored and she was never allowed to phone anyone on the island of Puerto Rico.

After the first seven years when she was finally allowed access to educational and vocational program she assisted in teaching a commercial arts and photography class, participated in an Adult Literacy program, and was recruited by the medical staff to be part of an AIDS educational mentor.

Her release from prison (and that of ten Puerto Rican political prisoners) was made possible by a victorious campaign which united the Puerto Rican people and mobilized international solidarity. The campaign to release the Puerto Rican political prisoners was so powerful that it served as a model and as a source of inspiration for the successful struggle to force the US Navy out of Vieques in 2003. It served as undeniable proof that when human beings exercise the right to struggle for the freedom of mind and spirit victory is achieved.

Since her release Alicia has been an active participant in the campaign to release the remaining Puerto Rican political prisoners, Oscar López Rivera and Avelino Claudio González. She currently lives in Puerto Rico and focuses on her pottery.

The History of Political Repression in the U.S.

The History of Political Repression in the U.S. and What It Means For Our Movements Today

Friday, Oct 28, 3:30pm, Occupy Philly Library

Since this nation’s founding, dissident speech and progressive social movements in the U.S. have been met with repression, ranging from deportation of dissident immigrants and malicious prosecution of activists to infiltration of organizations and police violence against organizers. This workshop will trace that history, examining the tactics of repression and how movements have responded, with an emphasis on how our movements today can learn from history and defend themselves against the tactics of repression.

political repression workshop – quarter page (pdf)

Lectures and Workshops

Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12
1. 4:30 p.m. Introduction to Anarchism
Curious about anarchism? This Radical Education series session will offer a brief overview and lots of conversation!
At occupation library
Anarchist Info Table, next to occupation library
2. Collectively-Run  Philly Free Skool will be meeting at Occupy Philly tonight and every Tuesday at 7:30pm, at the library at the south side of city hall.
 Readings for class:

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