JOIN UFE IN SEATTLE!!
We are bringing our whole program of workshops and performances to Seattle,
November 28 through December 3. If you are going to be there, JOIN US and
help lead workshops, leaflet, photograph our performances, and maybe even
If you AREN'T going to Seattle join one of the anti-WTO support
demonstrations or call-in days taking place around the country on the peak
protest day, November 30 (December 1 in Boston). Check item #1, for a list
of cities and contact information for demonstrations in your area.
For more information:
*check our website http://www.stw.org/html/ufe_at_the_wto.html
Or contact us by phone:
*UFE East, 617-423-2148
*UFE West, 206-261-0012
(our temporary office in Seattle at the Musicians Union, 2620 Third Avenue,
corner of Cedar)
More information follows on:
1. Support demonstrations across the country
2. Overall plan for UFE in Seattle
3. UFE Workshop schedule in Seattle
4. UFE Performance schedule in Seattle
1. SUPPORT DEMONSTRATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY (partial list)
Boston (December 1; contact UFE, 617-423-2148)
New York City
Philadelphia (contact Leon Oboler, <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
... not to mention Prague, Cairo, Berlin, Paris and in Australia, India,
Finland, Bangladesh, Nepal...
For info about protest rallies in your city, check www.seattle99.org- this
website lists events in Seattle, demonstrations elsewhere, and call-in days
that people are organizing across the country.
2. OVERALL PLAN FOR UFE IN SEATTLE
Our purpose in Seattle is to give tens of thousands of activists TOOLS THEY
CAN TAKE HOME and use to organize after the big protest.
To reach them, we are:
*performing at teach-ins, marches, and rallies all over town.
*leafleting after those performances to tell people where our office is and
when we are giving workshops.
*giving two workshops a day so people can see our popular education
methods... and buy workshop kits to take home.
So we need:
-leafleters, leafleters, leafleters! especially Monday, Tuesday, and
We will form a Leafleting Team and Affinity Group on Monday, 9-10 am at the
office. (You can join later.)
-workshop leaders and co-leaders, especially Wednesday through Friday.
-photographers with good cameras to shoot the theater troupe each day.
-more performers, at least for our busiest days, Tuesday and Wednesday.
-volunteers to cover reception at our office.
Please contact us ASAP if you can help with any of these.
3. UFE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE IN SEATTLE
10-noon: Workshop, "Growing Divide."
3-5 pm: Workshop, "WTO for Beginners."
2:30 and 3:15 pm: Leafleters would be useful at creative action
performances -- see schedule below.
9-10 am: Meeting for Monday-Tuesday leafleting team /Affinity Group at UFE
10-noon: Workshop, "Media Skills."
Noon, 4:30, and 7:50: **Full team of leafleters needed for three of our
biggest creative action performances.**
2-4 pm: book-signing and conversation with Charles Derber, author of
"Corporation Nation," at UFE office.
Important: start early for your morning commute downtown. Transportation
will be unreliable and downtown will be completely blocked off due to
shut-down-the-WTO direct actions and police jitters.
8-10 am: meet at the office, then walk to Memorial Stadium in Seattle
Center (enter at Main Gates at 5th Avenue North). Important: people who
want to be in the labor march have to go to the Stadium first. Streets will
be blocked and barricaded and no one will be allowed to join the march
along the route, say the police. So you have to make a choice.
a. Stay outside the march for the day, checking out the street blockings,
banner-hangings, and other direct actions around the Convention Center --
with some risk of arrest or hassle.
b. Rendezvous at the Stadium and perform in the march. We will need:
*a Globerotters performing team of 3 or 4, which we hope will get a
*a leafleting team to accompany the Globerotters and hand out our contact
*if we have enough people, a Billionaires for Bush team, which will simply
run around with a B4B banner and pass out flyers (so people from across the
country get the concept and take it back home)
The rally runs from 10 to 12:30 (Sweet Honey in the Rock, etc). Then
there's a March on the WTO 12:30 to 3.
*Leafleters also needed:
1) to cover our table at the Labor Rights and Living Standards teach-in at
United Methodist Church, 8:30 am to noon.
2) possibly to accompany the troupe at a 4-7 pm Steelworkers Coffeehouse at
8-9 am, noon, 2:30, evening: *Full leafleting team needed for our busiest
performing day. Leafleters also needed to cover our table at the all-day
teach-in on Women, Sovereignty, and Development at the United Methodist
Church., 8:30-5:30 pm.*
10-noon: Workshop, "Creative Actions"
3-5 pm: Workshop, "Media Skills"
10-noon: Workshop, "WTO for Beginners"
Noon: *Leafleters needed for rally at Pike Street Market.
3-5 pm: Workshop, "Growing Divide"
10-noon: Workshop, "Creative Actions"
3-5 pm: Workshop, "WTO for Beginners"
4. UFE SCHEDULE FOR PERFORMANCES IN SEATTLE
3-5 pm: Troupe's first rehearsal at IBEW Hall, 2700 First Avenue, corner
1-2 pm: Troupe warms up at the IBEW Hall.
3:15 pm: Troupe performs at AFD's "Alternatives to the WTO" forum at the
Labor Temple -- DEFINITE.
2:30 pm: Troupe performs at "WTO and the Global War System" teach-in, which
I think is at the United Methodist Church (8th Ave and University)-- LIKELY.
*Leafleters would be useful at all these venues.*
10-11:30: Troupe rehearses at the IBEW Hall.
Noon: Troupe performs at the Seattle Tea Party rally at the Conventionn
Center (12:30), or in the march there from the United Methodist Church
(noon) -- LIKELY.
4:30-6:30 pm: Troupe performs outside the Jubilee 2000 service at the
Methodist Church, 811 Fifth Ave (x Columbia Street), and maybe in the march
from there to the Seattle Exhibition Center, S. Royal Brougham Street (NOT
the Convention Center) to form a human chain around the WTO -- LIKELY.
7:50: Troupe opens the show at the Peoples Gala at the Seattle Arena --
*Big leafleting team needed all day, especially for the Gala.*
We need two performing teams of 3-4 people for the labor march:
*a Globerotters performing team of 3 or 4 (stiltwalking training required,
probably Monday morning), and
*a Billionaires for Bush team which will simply run around with a B4B
banner and pass out flyers (so people from across the country get the
concept and take it back home) -- no performing talent required.
8-9 am: Globerotters perform outside the No Patents on Life/Food Safety
teach-in at Plymouth Congregational Church -- DEFINITE.
10:30: Hightower Radio tapes the Drill Team for a broadcast from the
Methodist Church-- DEFINITE
Noon: Drill Team performs outside Food Safety teach-in -- DEFINITE.
Noon: Globerotters performing in march from morning women's forum at United
Methodist Church to women's protest rally at Freeway Park, 6th-9th Ave and
University Street (Convention Center) -- DEFINITE.
Then: Limbo at the women's rally -- DEFINITE.
Mid-afternoon: possible performance at Selling the Story Back on Your
Campus workshop, time and place TBA -- MAYBE.
2:30 pm: possible role in the Steelworkers Tea Party on the piers -- MAYBE.
7:30-11 or 12 pm: performing all our pieces between acts at the Methodist
Church. This is an evening of politics and art organized by the brand-new
Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment, 200 labor unions and
environmental organizations. We're sharing the stage with Human Nature, an
environmental dance/theater troupe from northern California.
*Big leafleting team needed all day.*
Noon: Drill Team or Billionaires performing at Food and Agriculture
rally/press conference, Pike Street Market -- MAYBE.
4.5 IMPORTANT ADDRESSES IN SEATTLE
*UFE office, 2620 Third Ave, corner of Cedar Street. (Workshops there)
*IBEW Hall, 2700 First Ave, corner of Broad Street. (Rehearsals there)
*First United Methodist Church, 811 Fifth Ave, corner of Columbia Street.
(Many teach-ins there)
*Labor Temple, 2800 First Ave. (Sunday's Alternatives forum there)
*Seattle Convention Center, 7th-9th Ave and Pike Street. (WTO summit
meeting site and daily noon protest target)
*Memorial Stadium, Seattle Center, 5th Avenue. (Tuesday's rally and march)
*Bus station, 811 Stewart Street, between 8th and 9th Ave.
Public bus information: 206-553-3000 or transit.metrokc.gov/bus.html
United for a Fair Economy
37 Temple Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
TEL (617) 423-2148
FAX (617) 423-0191
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