Book Bloc Workshop & People’s Microphone Caroling

Friday, December 9th 2011
1 – 4pm
with Ken Ehrlich and Juliana Snapper

Join us on Friday, December 9th from 1 – 4pm for two simultaneous workshops. Participate in one, the other or both!

Book Bloc Workshop
Taught by Ken Ehrlich

Tired of getting beaten by the cops while peacefully protesting? Riffing on a strategy developed by friends in Italy, England, Oakland and beyond who have defended themselves against aggressive batons with bookish shields, we will construct shields based on a favorite book cover. Choose your titles carefully. The shield not only acts as a defense mechanism, it is a visual sign advocating for knowledge and culture in an age of austerity. Come by just to watch and learn or make yourself a shield which will be yours to keep for a materials fee of only $35.

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People’s Microphone Caroling
Taught by Juliana Snapper

Forget the old tradition of holding households hostage with ill-tuned xmas ditties! Join voices with the Peoples Microphone Carolers to offer citizens in Echo park a chance to share their own thoughts and have them amplified and gloriously echoed by our chorus. We will meet to warm-up and rehearse before heading into the neighborhood. FREE.