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October 2021

Salvador Puig Antich With Peter Gelderloos and Ricard de Vargas Golarons

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tamarack Oakland, 1501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
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October 9th at 1pm head over to Tamarack in Oakland to be a part of a conversation with Peter Gelderloos and Ricard de Vargas Golarons on Salvador Puig Antich: Selected Writings on Repression and Resistance in Franco's Spain! In the early 1970s, Salvador Puig Antich of the Iberian Liberation Movement (MIL) was engaged in a fight to the death with Franco’s brutal fascist dictatorship over the future of Spain. They expropriated banks and smuggled clandestine literature in support of the…

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Grievers: adrienne maree brown In Conversation With Kiese Laymon

October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  On Friday, October 8th at 4:30pm EDT, Charis welcomes adrienne maree brown in conversation with Kiese Laymon for a celebration of Grievers. Grievers is the story of a city so plagued by grief that it can no longer function. This event is co-hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. Register for the event here! Dune’s mother is patient zero of a mysterious illness that stops people in their tracks—in mid-sentence, mid-action, mid-life—casting them into a nonresponsive state…

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YES! Fest With adrienne maree brown

October 7 @ 10:00 am - October 8 @ 2:00 pm

On October 7th at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET join us at YES! Fest to be a part of the conversation with adrienne maree brown and social justice activist Fania Davis. Register here! Join Vandana Shiva, Alicia Garza, adrienne maree brown, Fania Davis, Dallas Goldtooth, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Amanda Alexander, Mariah Parker, YES! co-founders Sarah van Gelder and David Korten, and more for a special two-day online festival to support YES! on our 25th anniversary. You’ll hear lively discussions about the solutions and ideas that go into building a more…

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September 2021

Grievers: adrienne maree brown In Conversation With Tananarive Due

September 29 @ 5:00 pm

                  On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 5pm PST (8pm EST), join adrienne maree brown, in discussion with author and horror professor Tananarive Due about adrienne's debut sci-fi thriller Grievers. This event is hosted by Reparations Club! “Grievers is a beautiful debut novella by adrienne maree brown, who is already one of our most important voices in Afrofuturism and true-life worldbuilding. Grievers could not be more timely, tackling loss, plague, gentrification, memory and grief with…

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Lessons In Liberation: Abolition In Our PreK-12 Classrooms (Virtual Event)

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    On Tuesday, September 28th at 4:00pm, join us on alongside Education for Liberation Network and Critical Resistance in celebration of the release of Lessons in Liberation: An Abolitionist Toolkit for Educators (forthcoming September 2021). This is the third of a six-part webinar series dedicated to supporting abolition across educational contexts. Register here! All webinars will be streamed via YouTube and Facebook. ASL Interpretation will be provided by Certified Deaf Interpreters and Deaf Interpreters. We will also provide CART…

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Author Talk: Grievers | adrienne maree brown In Conversation With Syreeta McFadden

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm ET, join Cafe Con Libros, Brooklyn and adrienne maree brown in conversation with Syreeta McFadden to discuss adrienne's debut novella Grievers! Don't forget to register here! A tale of what happens when we can no longer ignore what has been lost in this world. Grievers is the story of a city so plagued by grief that it can no longer function. Dune’s mother is patient zero of a mysterious illness that stops people in their tracks—in mid-sentence, mid-action,…

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Intersectionality and Class: With Julie Greene & Michael Reagan

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In conversation for the first time, historians Julie Greene and Michael Reagan will discuss class and intersectionality. In the last fifty years, work on racial capitalism, materialist feminism, and Black feminism have transformed scholarship and activism on class and capitalism. But social movements and scholars have struggled to adequately grapple with the complexity of class and class struggle and what these ideas mean for twenty-first century class studies. In conversation for the first time, historians Julie Greene and Michael Reagan…

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London Book Fair: Ricard de Vargas Golarons In Conversation With Peter Gelderloos on Salvador Puig Antich

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm BST, join Ricard de Vargas Golarons and Peter Gelderloos for a discussion on Salvador Puig Antich: The MIL, and the Autonomous Workers' Movement at the End of Francoist Dictatorship. Veteran of the movement Ricard de Vargas Golarons will discuss Wildcat strikes, expropriating banks, police repression, Anticapitalist direct action, and the transition from fascism to democracy. Register here! Order your copy of Salvador Puig Antich: Collected Writings on Repression and Resistance in Franco's Spain here.…

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Lessons In Liberation: Healing Justice Pedagogies (Virtual Event)

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us on alongside Education for Liberation Network and Critical Resistance in celebration of the release of Lessons in Liberation: An Abolitionist Toolkit for Educators (forthcoming September 2021). This is the second of a six-part webinar series dedicated to supporting abolition across educational contexts. Register here. All webinars will be streamed via YouTube and Facebook. ASL Interpretation will be provided by Certified Deaf Interpreters and Deaf Interpreters. We will also provide CART Captions. Please contact Sheeva (she or they) at…

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Eric Laursen Presents: The Operating System (Virtual Event)

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday, September 9th at 7pm ET, join the author of The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State, Eric Laursen alongside professor and author Benjamin Shephard. A unique aspect of anarchism as a political philosophy is that it seeks to abolish the state. But what exactly is “the state”? The State is a vast operating system for ordering and controlling relations among human society, the economy, and the natural world, analogous to a digital operating system like…

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