Event Title

Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements

Speaker

Chris Dixon

Streaming Media

Description

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.

About the Lecturer: Chris Dixon, organizer, writer, educator from Ottawa, Canada.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

29-10-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

29-10-2014 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

"Another politics", Anti-authoritarian radicalism, Anti-poverty organizers

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Oct 29th, 12:00 PM Oct 29th, 1:15 PM

Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements

Fairhaven College Auditorium

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.

About the Lecturer: Chris Dixon, organizer, writer, educator from Ottawa, Canada.