Another Politics Cross-Canada Book Tour

Drawing on interviews with dozens of experienced organizers, Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements engages the 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. These efforts combine anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-oppression politics with grassroots organizing among ordinary, non-activist people. Another Politics explores these efforts and distills lessons for building effective, visionary movements.

Chris Dixon, originally from Alaska, is a longtime anarchist organizer, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writing has appeared in numerous book collections as well as periodicals such as Anarchist Studies, Clamor, Left Turn, and Social Movement Studies. He serves on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and the advisory board for the activist journal Upping the Anti. Dixon lives in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded Algonquin Territory, where he is involved in anti-poverty organizing.

Goals of the Another Politics Tour:

  • Lift up valuable and inspiring organizing currently happening
  • Catalyze spaces for discussion and reflection in our movements
  • Share some recent history and open up difficult questions
  • Spread a sense of possibility, intentionality, and experimentation

All money raised on this tour beyond covering travel costs will go to support radical grassroots initiatives.

Tour Schedule

Ottawa: Jan. 20

Jan. 20, 7-9pm – Octopus Books Centretown – Another Politics book launch

Winnipeg: Jan. 22-23

Jan. 22, 2-5pm – Grad Student Lounge, University Centre 217, University of Manitoba – Strategy and Campaign-Planning workshop

Jan. 22, 7-9pm – The Hive, First Floor, Ellice St. Entrance, University of Winnipeg – Another Politics public lecture

Saskatoon: Jan. 26

Jan. 26, 7-10pm – Citizen Cafe and Bakery, 18 – 23rd Street East – Another Politics book launch and strategy workshop

Regina: Jan. 28

Jan. 28, 4-6pm – Classroom Building 313, University of Regina – Another Politics public lecture

Edmonton: Jan. 29-30

Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30pm – Senate Chamber, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta – Another Politics public lecture

Jan. 30, 2-5pm – Central Academic Building 373, University of Alberta – “Relevant, Responsible, and Radical: A Workshop on Conducting Social Movement Research”

Jan. 30, 7pm – Audreys Books (10702 Jasper Avenue) – Another Politics book launch

Calgary: Feb. 2-3

Feb. 2, 6:30-9:30pm – CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12th Ave SW) – “Taking Ourselves Seriously: Developing Strategy for Social Transformation” workshop

Feb. 3, 7-9pm – Moot Court (building EA, room 1031), Mount Royal University – Another Politics public lecture

Montreal: Feb. 11-12

Feb. 11, 5-7pm – QPIRG Concordia (1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204) – Another Politics book launch (with Helen Hudson)

Feb. 12, 1:30-3:30pm – Centre for Gender Advocacy (1500 de Maisonneuve W. #404) – Discussion on dismantling privilege in activist movements

Kingston: Feb. 23-24

Feb. 23, 2-4pm – JDUC 240 in the Sutherland Room, Queen’s University – “Relevant, Responsible, and Radical: A Workshop on Conducting Social Movement Research”

Feb. 24, 7-9pm – AKA Autonomous Social Centre (red and black house on Queen St. at Wellington) – Another Politics book launch

Toronto: Feb. 25-26

Feb. 25, 6-9:30pm – OISE 8201 (252 Bloor Street West) – “Taking Ourselves Seriously: Developing Strategy for Social Transformation” workshop

Feb. 26, 7pm – Another Story Book Shop (315 Roncesvalles Ave.) – Another Politics book launch

Kitchener-Waterloo: Feb. 27

Feb. 27, 6pm – Downtown Community Centre (35B Weber Street W.) – “Taking Ourselves Seriously: Developing Strategy for Social Transformation” workshop

Sudbury: March 1-2

March 1, 12-3pm – Greater Sudbury Public Library (74 Mackenzie Street) – Strategy and Campaign-Planning workshop

March 2, 10am-12pm – West Rest 132 at Laurentian University – Another Politics public lecture

Another Politics posters designed by Shannon Willmott and Krishna Lalbiharie
Workshop posters designed by Angus Maguire and Krishna Lalbiharie