Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Launch Party
18 January 2013 @ 7pm
Red & Black Cafe — 400 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR
Team Colors collective member Kevin Van Meter will be participating in the launch party for the new issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, the in-house journal of the Institute for Anarchist Studies. Van Meter will be presenting on his “To Care is to Struggle” article, featured in the issue, and will be joined by the journals editors and other contributors. More on the event here.
Minneapolis Event: To Care is to Struggle – 17 February @ Minnehaha Free Space
To Care is to Struggle Talk & Discussion
17 February 2013 @ 5pm
Minnehaha Free Space – 3747 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN
A talk by Kevin Van Meter of Team Colors.
How do radical movements respond to personal crises, trauma, care as well as issues that flow through our everyday lives? Beyond seeing politics as a simply a set of issues and positions, how do we begin to construct new relationships, activities and projects that address issues such as mental health, care, trauma and grief, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence?
This discussion seeks to address some of these questions in two ways: in the specific sense of developing harm intervention systems, creating communities of care, addressing sexual assault and organizing around issues of mental health; and in the general sense of creating movements that don’t see such projects as appendages but rather as a core element in reconstructing our lives, creating movements that self-reproduce themselves, and to forge projects that challenge the social reproduction of capital and the state-apparatus by constructing new forms of life and new social relations.
About the Event:
The event will consist of a short talk followed by a facilitated discussion based on a recent article by Team Colors Collective member Kevin Van Meter called “To Care is to Struggle” published in Perspectives on Anarchist Theory. Copies of Perspectives will be available at the event and can be obtained from AK Press here: http://www.akpress.org/perspectivesonanarchisttheorymagazine.html