Decolonizing Anarchism book tour w/ Maia Ramnath [Sat, Feb 18]

via Portland Wiki:

Decolonizing Anarchism: Book Launch & IAS Board Event

  • Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Location: Red and Black Cafe 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
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Maia Ramnath’s new book is on the anti-authoritarian elements of India’s liberation struggle, examining the history of South Asian struggles against colonialism. It is the third title in the Anarchist Interventions book series, copublished between AK Press and the IAS. Come hear about decolonizing anarchism. Copies will be available at a reduced cost.

“This is a stunningly impactful and densely researched book. Maia Ramnath has offered a vital contribution to our understanding of the long historical entanglement between liberation struggles, anticolonialism, and the radical movement of oppressed peoples against the modern nation-state.

She audaciously reframes the dominant narrative of Indian radicalism by detailing its explosive and ongoing symbiosis with decolonial anarchism” – Dylan Rodriguez

Also in attendance will be members of the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS).

Because the IAS is a 501(c)3 we have a board of directors, the policy making collective of the organization.

Board members will introduce themselves, talk about their organizing work and thoughts about contemporary politics, and attendees will have a chance to talk with them informally.

Please come, learn about Decolonizing Anarchism, meet the board, talk, eat delicious vegan food, and have fun. Beer and kombucha are on tap, and other drinks will also be available.

Other details
In its fifteen years of existence, the IAS has funded over 90 writing projects, giving out roughly $80,000 to individuals in 12 countries.

In addition to financing writers and copublishing books with AK Press, the IAS also publishes Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, has a speakers bureau, and organizes workshops and talks at conferences.

Twice a year the IAS meets to award $2,000 to various struggling radical writers to support their writing. For the first time the IAS will be meeting on the West Coast. IAS folks will be coming from Quebec, Ontario, New York, Philadelphia, Oakland, D.C., L.A., and Detroit.


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