Rochester Red and Black and U of R Students for a Democratic Society are proud to present “Another World is Possible: An Anarchist Day School”, a day-long series of workshops intended to provide broader access to the rich and varied field of anarchist ideas and practices…. We’re excited to be hosting authors of new releases from AK Press, including Deric Shannon, co-editor of “The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics” and Maia Ramnath, author of “Decolonizing Anarchism: An Antiauthoritarian History of India’s Liberation Struggle”.
The event will be hosted in rooms 108 and 109 in Goergen Hall at the University of Rochester. Parking will be free during the event.
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Speaker: Deric Shannon
Editor of the new book “The Accumulation of Freedom: Writing on Anarchist Economics”, Deric Shannon will discuss some of the common critiques of capitalism anarchists hold and explore the centuries-long debate about what free, egalitarian society could look like.
Especifismo: Anarchist Organization and Praxis
Speaker: Colin O’Malley
Colin O’Malley will discuss the organizational strategy used by many South American anarchist organizations (including groups like Red Libertaria in Argentina and the FARJ in Brazil) and how it can be used to shape effective anarchist organizations in the US.
Anarchism in the Philippines, Past and Present
Speaker: Prof. Thomas Gibson
Thomas Gibson, professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester will lead a discussion about the history of anarchism in the Philippines from the late 19th century to present.
Food is available on campus, and some refreshments will be provided. We also encourage attendees to check out our vendors including AK Press and Thought Crime Ink!
Taking Back the Land
Take Back the Land (http://takebacktheland.org/) will talk about its approach to the idea of “Housing as a Human Right” and why direct action is critical to expanding direct, community control over land and housing.
Strategies for Building an Independent Media
Speakers: Andy Dillon, Ted Forsyth, and Ben Dean-Kawamura
Long-time media activists Ted Forsyth, Andy Dillon, and Ben Dean-Kawamura will lead a presentation on the history and strategies behind Rochester Indymedia (rochester.indymedia.org), a 10-year old independent media outlet dedicated to promoting community control and participation in media production.
Decolonizing Anarchism: An Antiauthoritarian Look at India’s Liberation Struggle
Speaker: Maia Ramnath
Author of Decolonizing Anarchism: An Antiauthoritarian History of India’s Liberation Struggle and Institute for Anarchist Studies fellow, Maia Ramnath will give a presentation on the anti-authoritarian elements within India’s liberation struggle, examining the history of South Asian struggles against colonialism, while highlighting lesser-known dissidents as well as iconic figures.