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
- Distribute the 2015 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
All money raised on this tour beyond covering travel costs will go to support radical grassroots initiatives.
October 23-24: Victoria, B.C.
Oct. 23, 4-6pm – Clearihue C112, University of Victoria – Another Politics public lecture
October 27-28: Vancouver, B.C.
Oct. 27, 7-9pm – Room 1600, Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre (515 W. Hastings St.) – Another Politics public lecture (with comments from Harjap Grewal of No One Is Illegal-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories, Gary Kinsman of the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty, and Lisa Freeman of SFU Geography)
October 29: Bellingham, WA
Oct. 29, 12-1:20pm – Fairhaven Auditorium, Western Washington University – Another Politics public lecture
October 30-November 1: Seattle, WA
Oct. 30, 4-6pm – Room 211, Smith Hall, University of Washington – Another Politics public lecture
Nov. 1, 1:30-4:30pm – Beacon Hill Library (2821 Beacon Ave S) – “Taking Ourselves Seriously” workshop
November 4: Olympia, WA
Nov. 4, 10-11:30am – Library 4300, The Evergreen State College – Another Politics public lecture
November 5-6: Portland, OR
Nov. 5, 6-8pm – Jobs With Justice (1500 NE Irving St. #585) – “Taking Ourselves Seriously” workshop
Nov. 6, 6pm – Room 101, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University – Another Politics public lecture
November 7-8: Corvallis, OR
Nov. 7, 12pm – Milam Hall 319A, Oregon State University – Another Politics public lecture
Nov. 8, 7pm – Westminster House (101 NW 23rd Street) – Another Politics activist event
November 10-11: Eugene, OR
Nov. 10, 1-2:30pm – Longhouse (Building 31), Lane Community College – Another Politics public lecture
Nov. 10, 7-9pm – 132 Lillis Hall, University of Oregon – Another Politics public lecture
November 13-15: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Nov. 13, 1pm – 554 Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley – Another Politics public lecture (with Rachel Herzing of Critical Resistance)
Nov. 13, 6-8pm – 102 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley – Visionary Politics, A Community Conversation (with Rachel Herzing of Critical Resistance and Danny Murillo of UnderGround Scholars))
November 18: Santa Cruz, CA
Nov. 18, 12-1:45pm – Baskin Lecture Hall, University of California, Santa Cruz – guest lecture on the global justice movement
November 21-23: Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 22, 7-9pm – 977 Chung King Rd. – Another Politics public presentation