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
- Distribute the 2016 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
All money raised on this tour beyond covering travel costs will go to support radical grassroots initiatives.
Hamilton: November 3
Guelph: November 4
Detroit: November 7
Toledo: November 9
Chicago: November 11
Madison: November 14
Milwaukee: November 16
12:00-2:00pm – Marquette University, Alumni Memorial Union, Ballroom A: Another Politics public lecture
Minneapolis: November 18