In order to imagine Post-Capitalism, we have to come to terms with the demise of Capitalism. Perhaps, even more than our parents, Capitalism has shaped our psyches and our memories. Thus, we come together, to share our memories, both fond and traumatic, of this economic system that has contributed so much to our lived experiences.

We will gather on the grass of Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza with food and beverages to share in a non-transactional way, and collectively reminisce about Capitalism. There will be an open floor (well, literally, lawn) for those to share memories and stories of Capitalism, which has been such a significant presence in all our lives. What better way to come to terms with the demise of something so significant than in the company of others?

And in order to pay proper tribute to Capitalism, you are encouraged to bring souvenirs, mementos, and objects produced by the labor of exploited workers to send Capitalism on its way to it’s post-life. This event will conclude with a short funereal procession for Capitalism. Please wear suitable clothing if you choose to participate.

Part of the Imagining Post-Capitalism Festival

About the Festival Organizers:

Pro Arts is a non-profit art institution working in the visual arts, performance, music, social practice, public art, and education. Founded in 1973, Pro Arts is one of the few remaining institutions in Oakland that is artist-centered and that continues to function as a platform for experimentation, supporting the freedom to create challenging, non-commercial work in critical art context.

Shaping San Francisco is a participatory community history project documenting and archiving overlooked stories and memories of San Francisco. We are committed to defining a new kind of public space, specifically around a shared interest in our interrelated social histories.

OUR MEDIA PARTNERS: (A fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center) is a nonprofit media outlet and action network that empowers people to share for a more resilient, equitable, and joyful world. We inspire social change by publishing stories, analysis, and tools in collaboration with our global partners.

Upstream Podcast

Upstream is a radio documentary and interview series that invites you to unlearn everything you thought you knew about economics. Blurring the line between economics and storytelling, Upstream inspires listeners to imagine what a more just, sustainable, and beautiful economy might look like.