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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore @ Powell’s

Posted on November 28th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Gay culture has become a nightmare of consumerism, whether it’s an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, or Pottery Barn. Whatever happened to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation, an end to marriage, the military, and the nuclear family? As backrooms are shut down to make way for wedding vows, and […]

Lucien van der Walt at Freedom Bookshop, December 10

Posted on November 28th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings, Recommended Reading

BLACK FLAME: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism DATE: 2pm, Saturday 10th of December PLACE: Freedom Bookshop BLACK FLAME: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism Lucien van der Walt & Michael Schmidt ‘Black Flame’ examines the anti-authoritarian class politics of the anarchist/syndicalist movement, and its 150 years of popular struggle on […]

Angela Davis & Eric Stanley on Captive Genders!

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 in AK Authors!, Happenings

Check out this video of Angela Davis and Eric Stanley’s recent talk at Penn, on Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex and the connections between queer liberation and prison abolition. For those of you who haven’t been lucky enough to catch Eric and other contributors on the recent book tour, this is […]

Vijay Prashad – Authors Meet the Critics, “That’s the Joint!” @ The Hiphop Archive

Posted on October 30th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Murray Forman and Mark Anthony Neal, editors of That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (second edition) Participants: Nicole Hodges Persley, Vijay Prashad, Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., Joycelyn Wilson More info: hiphoparchive.org The Hiphop Archive, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, 104 Mt Auburn St, 2R, Cambridge MA Presented by The Hiphop Archive, W. E. […]

Vijay Prashad – “Rap Sessions: Race & Gender Politics Since Obama” @ U of Chi

Posted on October 28th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Panelists: Rosa Clemente, Bakari Kitwana, Joan Morgan, Mark Anthony Neal, Vijay Prashad, and surprise special guest hip hop artist A native of Calcutta, India, and leading author on poverty, human rights and race relations, Vijay Prashad earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 1994. Having previously taught history at Syracuse University […]

Vijay Prashad – “The End of Multiculturalism” @ DePaul University

Posted on October 28th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

A native of Calcutta, India, and leading author on poverty, human rights and race relations, Vijay Prashad earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 1994. Having previously taught history at Syracuse University and Cornell University, Prashad has served as the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor […]

ASA Book Party!

Posted on October 20th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Join us to celebrate the release of books written and edited by Chandan Reddy, Jafari S. Allen, Patricia Clough & Craig Willse, Fatima El-Tayeb, Eric Stanley, Jack Halberstam and Dean Spade. We’ll start with a reception at Red Emma’s from 8-10pm and then move on 3 blocks to drinks at Club Hippo, 1 West Eager […]

Recapturing the Social Movements of the 60s and 70s Book Party!

Posted on October 20th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

AK author Dominque Stevenson (co-author of Marshall Law) along with our comrades and distributed authors Dan Berger (The Hidden 1970s), James Tracy (Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power), and Betty Robinson (All Hands on the Freedom Plow). Saturday, 10/22 at 7pm. Liam’s is 22 W. North Avenue, Baltimore.

Race in 21st Century America

Posted on October 20th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Join us for an amazing panel discussion on contemporary race theory and racial justice, including several AK authors and contributors: Andrea Smith Lisa Nakamura Ruth Gilmore Fred Moten Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz David Roediger Dylan Rodríguez Scott Kurashige Cosponsored by Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.  Donations at the door to fund the struggle against the Youth Jail; […]

Captive Genders at A-Space in Philly

Posted on October 20th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Come celebrate the release of Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press) A night of reading, discussion, and conspiring! Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith […]