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Anarchist Theory & Action Camp

The Institute for Advanced Troublemaking Anarchist Summer Camp will be held August 11th – 18th, 2017 in Worcester, MA.

Maia Ramnath, Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) and Perspectives on Anarchist Theory journal collective member; Cindy Milstein and Todd May, former IAS board members; and Hillary Lazar, IAS writing grant recipient, and author of the essay “Until All Are Free: Black Feminism, Anarchism, and Interlocking Oppression” in the current issue of Perspectives, are among many people presenting at this summer’s Institute for Advanced Troublemaking anarchist summer camp in the Northeast US. The summer camp is a week-long theory and action camp to be held in Worcester, MA August 11th – 18th, 2017.

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Newsletter: Apply for an IAS Grant

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See our fall, 2016 Newsletter here!

Spring, 2016 IAS Newsletter

Here’s our latest newsletter with lots of updates! Right Here!

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Climate, Capital and Change: Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe

Climate, Capital and Change: Lara and Paul Messersmith-Glavin on Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe

Saturday, June 20th, 3PM Ballard Library, SPL, 5614 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA

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Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. March 5th – June 21st, in Portland, OR

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For its inaugural exhibition at the new 511 Gallery at the new campus flagship, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, PNCA is pleased to present Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, the first retrospective exhibition of this print cooperative that produces graphics for activist organizations around events or actions, located at 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97209

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Anarchism, Decolonization, and Radical Democracy || Symposium: Haverford College, Haverford, PA, March 27th

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Organized by Andrew Cornell, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies at Haverford College and Institute for Anarchist Studies author.

Anarchism has inspired global social movements for more than two decades, yet remains peripheral to academic debate. Scholars have developed sophisticated conceptions of radical democracy, but these have been slow to inform on-the-ground organizing. Both frameworks critique the imperial foundations and racial exclusions of liberal theory and institutions, as do a growing contingent of scholars and activists who demand a thoroughgoing decolonization of our social, political, and intellectual lives.

This symposium explores what common ground and what tensions exist between these critical perspectives by providing a unique forum for conversation amongst an international ensemble of respected organizers and scholars.

Full schedule and more information at: http://hav.to/anarchism

Featuring:
Dilar Dirik
Chris Dixon
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
Ruth Kinna
Todd May
Harsha Walia

In a rare Pacific Northwest appearance: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, speaking on her new book, “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”

In An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the indigenous people was genocidal and imperialist—designed to crush the original inhabitants. Spanning more than three hundred years, this bottom-up history significantly re-frames how we view our past. Told from the viewpoint of the indigenous, it reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US Empire.

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Bring Octavia’s Brood’s Authors to Your Town!

 

 

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Octavia’s Brood (IAS/AK Press, 2015) co-editors Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, as well as many of the contributors, will be touring with the book in Spring and Fall 2015 and want to come to a campus, community center or bookstore near you!

All organizing is science fiction. A world where everyone has a home, a great education, community based transformative justice, nourishing food to eat and clean water to drink, where we are in right relation to the planet, to each other, where we are free to be and love ourselves as we are, to grow together?

We have never seen it.

But Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements (AK Press/IAS, 2015) can help us envision that world. Octavia’s Brood is an anthology of original science fiction from social justice movements written by organizers and activists. Each of the 20 stories reimagines the world we live in, putting forth compelling futures with new questions, new visions to explore.

More about the book is below, and also at the publisher’s website: http://www.akpress.org/octavia-s-brood.html

We will be touring April through June 2015, and then looking to Fall 2015 as well.

If you are interested in bringing visionary voices to your community, please contact Jen Angel jen@aidandabet.org

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Harsha Walia in Washington and Oregon!

Harsha speaking tour

Join us to hear Harsha discuss her recent book Undoing Border Imperialism, an Anarchist Interventions title published by the IAS and AK Press, as well as her extensive work building immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, settler colonialism, state building, and radicalized empire. Harsha delves into the challenging questions that face us as activists and organizers today and explores strategies to overcome the borders within our movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance.

Sponsored and organized by: the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, the Institute For Anarchist Studies (IAS), PCC MEChA, Yakima County Dream Team, the Hella 503 Collective, Bring Them Home Oregon, Students for Palestinian Equal Rights, Yakima County Dream Team, Abolish Cops and Prisons, and the PCASC Prison Abolition Squad

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Dispatches Against Displacement Book Reading with James Tracy

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Reading Frenzy

Sunday, October 19th at 6:00pm

3628 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227

Potluck and round-table style discussion.

San Francisco is being eroded by waves of cash flowing north from Silicon Valley. Recent evictions of long-time San Francisco residents, outrageous rents and home prices, and blockaded “Google buses” are only the tip of the iceberg. James Tracy’s book focuses on the long arc of displacement over almost two decades of “dot com” boom and bust, offering the necessary perspective to analyze the latest urban horrors. A housing activist in the Bay Area since before Google existed, Tracy puts the hardships of the working poor and middle class front and center. These essays explore the battle for urban space—public housing residents fighting austerity, militant housing takeovers, the vagaries of federal and state housing policy, as well as showdowns against gentrification in the Mission District. From these experiences, Dispatches Against Displacement draws out a vision of what alternative urbanism might look like if our cities were developed by and for the people who bring them to life.

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