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 a member of the Punch Up collective.
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.
Haverford: March 27
March 27, 3:15-5pm – Stokes 102, Haverford College: panel discussion with Harsha Walia on “Putting Principles into Practice,” final session of Anarchism, Decolonization, and Radical Democracy Symposium
Philadelphia: March 29-30
March 30, 7-10pm – A-Space Anarchist Community Center, 4722 Baltimore Avenue: For the Long Haul: Care, Intention, and Steadiness in Radical Organizing
Baltimore: March 31-April 1
April 1, 7pm – LA 1201, Towson University: Another Politics public lecture
Washington, D.C.: April 2
Chapel Hill/Carrboro: April 6
April 6, 4-6pm – FPG Student Union room 3201, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Taking Ourselves Seriously: Developing Strategy for Social Transformation presentation
New York: April 9-10
April 9, 6-8pm – The New School, 80 5th Avenue, room 529: Another Politics public lecture
April 10, 7:30pm – The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn: For the Long Haul: Care, Intention, and Steadiness in Radical Organizing presentation
Providence: April 13
April 13, 3-4:30pm – Bert – 85 Waterman St, room 015 (basement), Brown University: Another Politics public lecture