WHAT: Germinations and OPIRG Kingston are pleased to host Chris Dixon for a talk about his new book – Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements.
Recent decades have seen the exciting convergence of
anti-authoritarian radicalism and broader-based movements in the U.S. and Canada. From this convergence, a growing set of activists – from anti-poverty organizers in Toronto to prison abolitionists in Oakland, from occupy activists in New York to migrant justice organizers in Vancouver – are developing shared politics and practices. They are building “another politics,” to use a Zapatista expression. These efforts combine anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-oppression politics with grassroots organizing among ordinary, non-activist people. Drawing on interviews with organizers across North America, this presentation will explore another politics and distill lessons for building effective, visionary movements.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
WHO: Chris Dixon, originally from Alaska, is a longtime anarchist
organizer, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writing has appeared in numerous book collections as well as periodicals such as Anarchist Studies, Clamor, Left Turn, and Social Movement Studies. He serves on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and the advisory board for the activist journal Upping the Anti. Dixon lives in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded Algonquin Territory, where he is involved in anti-poverty organizing. His new book is Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements, published by University of California Press.
Find him at writingwithmovements.com.
This event is made possible through support from OPIRG Kingston, The AMS Social Issues Commission and CFRC 101.9FM.
Also check out this workshop the day before at Queen’s on Social Movement Research: https://www.facebook.com/events/347215232130058/
WHEN: Tuesday February 23rd 7pm to 9pm
WHERE: The AKA Autonomous Social Centre (red and black house on the corner of Queen Street and Wellington Street) Kingston Ontario