Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements Tour

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 16:43

Recent decades have seen the exciting 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. They are building “another politics,” to use a Zapatista expression. These efforts combine anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-oppression politics with grassroots organizing among ordinary, non-activist people. Drawing on interviews with organizers across North America, this presentation will explore another politics and distill lessons for building effective, visionary movements.

7 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Octopus Centretown
251 Bank St. 2nd Floor, Ottawa

Accessibility note: This space is wheelchair accessible via elevator. There is also a wheelchair accessible washroom, though the door can be difficult and may require some assistance. If you have further questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact Chris ([email protected]).


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. 

WINNIPEG: Jan. 22-23

Jan. 22, 2-5pm – Grad Student Lounge, University Centre 217, University of Manitoba – Strategy and Campaign-Planning workshop

Jan. 22, 7-9pm – The Hive, First Floor, Ellice St. Entrance, University of Winnipeg – Another Politics public lecture


Jan. 26, 7-10pm – Citizen Cafe and Bakery, 18 - 23rd Street East – Another Politics book launch and strategy workshop

REGINA: Jan. 27-28

More details soon!

EDMONTON: Jan. 29-30

Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30pm – Senate Chamber, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta – Another Politics public lecture

Jan. 30, 2-5pm – Central Academic Building 373, University of Alberta – "Relevant, Responsible, and Radical: A Workshop on Conducting Social Movement Research"

Jan. 30, 7pm – Audreys Books (10702 Jasper Avenue) – Another Politics book launch

CALGARY: Feb. 2-3

Feb. 2, 6:30-9:30pm – CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12th Ave SW) – "Taking Ourselves Seriously: Developing Strategy for Social Transformation" workshop

Feb. 3, 7-9pm – Moot Court (building EA, room 1031), Mount Royal University – Another Politics public lecture

MONTREAL: Feb. 11-12

More details soon!

KINGSTON: Feb. 23-24

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TORONTO: Feb. 25-26

Feb. 25, 5:30-9pm – OISE – "Taking Ourselves Seriously: Developing Strategy for Social Transformation" workshop

Feb. 26, 7pm – Another Story Book Shop (315 Roncesvalles Ave.) – Another Politics book launch


More details soon!

SUDBURY: March 1-2

March 1, 12-3pm – Greater Sudbury Public Library (74 Mackenzie Street) – Strategy and Campaign-Planning workshop

Octopus Books
251 Bank Street Canada
Ottawa , ON
45° 24' 58.7052" N, 75° 41' 48.6744" W
Ontario CA
Chris Dixon

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