A B O U T

Imagine an existence completely centered on Black autonomous life. During a 3 day, 2 night life exemplification aspiring revolutionaries of the Diaspora are invited to help facilitate real-world demos and thought-provoking panels and discussion; marrying theory with praxis. From community farm-to-table meals, to a pop-up bartering market and community defense patrols, attendees will be completely submerged in an anti-capitalist, Pan-African cooperative community experience.

 

reparations model

Besides the crime which consists in violating the law, and varying from the right rule of reason, whereby a man so far becomes degenerate, and declares himself to quit the principles of human nature, and to be a noxious creature, there is commonly injury done to some person or other, and some other man receives damage by his transgression: in which case he who hath received any damage, has, besides the right of punishment common to him with other men, a particular right to seek reparation. 

-John Locke

Allies who don’t take seriously their obligation to pay reparations to the descendants of those who were systematically deprived of the ability to build wealth or access the necessary resources for human survival are not serious about allyship. Though the Western countries responsible for the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade have yet to institutionalize a system of reparations, radical allies who truly want to help counterbalance the inequities that Black folks have experienced as a result of slavery can do so by putting their resources where their politics are. 400+1’s autonomy summits are an opportunity to do just that. Our summits equip attendees with not just information, but tangible skills conducive to revolutionary struggle. Typically, Black people are left out of these spaces because they don’t have the resources to access them. Our reparations model allows Black people the access that they are, ultimately, denied because of white hegemony.

 

Tickets are $300 and cover food, lodging, and full access to the panels, workshops, clinics and programs available during the 3 day and 2 night summit. Day ($100) and night ($25) passes are available for those that cannot attend the summit in its entirety.

SESSION schedule

Day 1 | Friday

A Seat at the Table //We All Gone Eat

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Farm to Table Brunch and Discussion: Summit attendees will enjoy a soul food-inspired vegan family style meal blessed by Assata's prayer as panelists discuss and examine the theory behind Black food sovereignty as a route to liberation. Attendees will hear first-hand real-life experiences on the effort to build food systems.

Sowing the Seeds of Revolution // Farming for Black Freedom

12 p.m - 1:30 p.m.

Interactive Workshop: Summit attendees get their hands dirty at the pop-up farm, learning the basics of food gardening while we conjure joy in collective labor.

Ancestors in the Garden //Mama Said

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Debrief: Summit attendees are asked to recite a quote from an ancestor about growth, food and tangible and intangible sustenance before sharing their own thoughts about today’s experience with food.

But I Didn’t Shoot the Deputy // Target Practice

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Interactive Workshop: Summit attendees learn the basics of gun safety and use.

The One in Front of the Gun //The Strategy of Armed Struggle

4:30 p.m - 6 p.m.

Panel: Panelists discuss the merits of defense-oriented organizing while acknowledging/discussing the complexity of engaging in/preparing for armed struggle in a moment of anti-gun activism.

make movement mainstream // movies that move

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Watch and Discuss; Summit attendees enjoy dinner while viewing 1 of 3 summit screened films. Afterward, attendees will hear from a panel of media-oriented activists about how the film is aligned with their efforts to propagandize revolutionary ideology.

friday summit afterparty

10 p.m. - Until

DJ | Liberation Themed Cocktails | Poetry Slam/Open-Mic | Twerking Contest

Day 2 | Saturday

I Know I Can //School Daze

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Interactive Workshop: Summit attendees participate in facilitating a Saturday Day Camp for Austin's community schools that models the community school format developed for autonomous village living. Attendees are exposed to Kuwa Kubwa curriculum, alternative responses to “negative” behavior, and transformed power dynamics between teacher and student.

lunch with saturday camp youth

2 p.m - 2:30 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a farm to table lunch with camp youth as we continue to build community and learn from our youth about their experiences.

Freedom Schooling // Black Pedagogy in a White Washed World

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Panel: Panelists discuss the criminalization of Black youth, Black pedagogical theory, youth activism, the failures and successes of Black charter schools, and the merits of the community school model.

Miseducation //But Your Soul Knows

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Debrief: Summit attendees are asked to listen to archived quotes from the ancestors about their experience with white institutional education, before sharing their reflections from the past and about the day.

Fight the Power // It is Our Duty to Win

5:30 p.m - 8 p.m.

Interactive Workshop: Summit attendees participate in a direct action training. Sessions will challenge summit attendees to imagine the capacity of direct action in their work by exploring the implementation of the direct action.

make movement mainstream // movies that move

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Watch and Discuss; Summit attendees enjoy dinner while viewing 1 of 3 summit screened films. Afterward, attendees will hear from a panel of media-oriented activists about how the film is aligned with their efforts to propagandize revolutionary ideology.

Saturday Summit Afterparty

10:30 p.m. - Until

DJ | Hip Hop Hooray: Adult Bounce House | Liberation Themed Carnival Games | Kissing Booth

Day 3 | Sunday

Smiling Faces //Infiltrating the System

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Panel: Panelists discuss the role of reform in revolutionary struggle as well as the merits of Black independent party politics. Attendees will engage in discussion on the need for political boundaries and long-term political strategy. 

Sick and Tired //Healing Ourselves to Freedom

1 p.m - 4 p.m.

Interactive Workshop: Summit attendees role-play and receive services at a pop-up community administered holistic health clinic. Attendees will participate in a trauma-focused institutionalized healthcare experience meant to attack white supremacist social conditioning and heal generational trauma. Services include yoga, therapy, peer-support groups, reproductive health, addicts anonymous, healing circles, meditation, acupuncture, nutritional planning, fitness classes mommy and me mental health classes.

Meshnets //Cyber-Activism and Technological Warfare

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Presentation: Presenters explain the role that innovation through computer science, engineering, programming, and cyber security can play in revolutionary struggle.

Follow the Drinking Gourd // Keynote Address

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Keynote Address

Sunday Summit Afterparty

7:30  p.m. - 9:30 pm

DJ | Black Prom

*Summit sessions are subject to change. Registered will be updated of any changes. Session descriptions will be updated of any changes as soon as possible.

 
 
 
 

AUTONOMY ART SERIES

We carry our ancestors with us. This art series is a morphology of the ancestral knowledge we will carry into a reality void of Black survivalism. What will we create in a world of Black abundance?