Chris Dixon Presents Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements

October 15, 2015 - 11:30am

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.

More info about the book: http://writingwithmovements.com/another-politics.

"When I read Chris Dixon’s Another Politics, I realized that he had staged, recorded, and analyzed many more insightful conversations with contemporary radical activists than I could have imagined. This book not only allows the reader to feel a part of these conversations about radical movements of today, it also helps us to identify key points of convergence and possible future directions for social justice movements in our part of the world."
—Angela Y. Davis, from the foreword

6 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave. S. Minneapolis

Accessibility note: This space is wheelchair accessible. Our bathroom is accesible and non-gendered. If you have further questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact Asa at asa@boneshakerbooks.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 a member of the Punch Up Collective. Find him at writingwithmovements.com.