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Kristian Williams @ Wooden Shoe (In-Person Event)

July 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

ID: Graphic features the front cover of Gang Politics: Revolution, Repression, and Crime and a headshot of Kristian Williams. Graphic reads, “Book Launch Event Gang Politics with Kristian Williams Sun. July 3rd | 7PM Wooden Shoe Books 704 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 ” At the bottom is the logo for Wooden Shoe Books and AK Press.
Sunday, July 3rd @ 7pm | Wooden Shoe Books 704 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

On Sunday, July 3 at 7pm, join Kristian Williams for a book launch event at Wooden Shoe Books to celebrate the release of Gang Politics: Revolution, Repression, and Crime.
Registration not required!

In Gang Politics, Kristian Williams examines our society’s understanding of social and political violence, what gets romanticized, misunderstood, or muddled. He explores the complex intersections between “gangs” of all sorts—cops and criminals, Proud Boys and Antifa, Panthers and skinheads—arguing that government and criminality are intimately related, often sharing critical features. As society becomes more polarized and conflict more common, Williams’s analysis is a crucial corrective to our usual ideas about the role violence might or should play in our social struggles.

Kristian Williams is the author of six books, including Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America. Williams has been actively writing and leading discourse on anarchism in historical and present-day contexts, social inequalities, and critiques on police and political force since the 1990s. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


Wooden Shoe Books & Records
(215) 413-0999


Wooden Shoe Books
704 South Street
Philadelphia, 19147 United States
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(215) 413-0999