The nonprofit Cooperation Humboldt will host the third annual “Artists Dismantling Capitalism” conference on Feb. 29 in the Creamery District in Arcata from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This symposium will be participatory, offering 16 workshops facilitated by artists, community members and others. Workshops will focus on a wide range of topics, including theater, hip hop, artist spaces, spirituality and more. In addition to local community members and artists, the conference will feature visiting facilitators such as Kwame Braxton and Abrianni Perry of Cooperation Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi, and Ali Meders-Knight and Mel Figueroa from Chico.

“The aim of ‘Artists Dismantling Capitalism’ is to bring together artists, culture workers, social change agents and anyone and everyone who knows that we can collectively create a society that is loving, compassionate, inclusive and beautiful,” said Cooperation Humboldt organizer

Ruthi Engelke. “We are very excited that for the third year, we are able to offer a wide variety of workshops to the community that explore how we may create that society through the power of creativity and art.”

A vegan lunch is included and child care will be provided by the Cooperation Humboldt Parent Hive on request with five days of notice before the event. Donations are encouraged to help cover the costs of the conference, but are not required.

To register, request child care or find more information, visit


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