Sunday, April 11, 2010

Next meeting Wednesday April 21th, 8.00 - 10.00 pm - Craig Willse and Dean Spade‏

A warm welcome to the next NPBIAC gathering on Wednesday April 21th, 8.00 – 10.00 pm. We are proud to have Craig Willse and Dean Spade as hosts for this meeting focusing on different ways of conceptualizing stateness.

During this session, Craig Willse and Dean Spade invite us to think about different ways of conceptualizing stateness. How does the category of "the state" inform our understandings of violence, resistance, co-optation, law and identity? How might movements for prison abolition, wealth redistribution, native sovereignty, queer and trans liberation, and an end to immigration enforcement offer ideas that can inform theorizations of stateness? How do these themes reflect in the day-to-day art, knowledge production, and organizing work we are doing in collectives, collaboratives, coalitions, alliances and other structures?

Required reading: "broadside" by Craig Willse and Dean Spade; first chapter in Seeing like a State, by James C. Scott.
Optional reading: Society Must be Defended, March 17, 1976, by Michel Foucault

Craig Willse is a doctoral student in sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where he is working on a dissertation about technoscience, race, and political economies of population management. His other interests include bikes, complexity theory, Tucson, talking to artists, farms, farmers, and thinking critically about the academic industrial complex.

Dean Spade is an Assistant Professor at Seattle University School of Law, teaching Administrative Law, Poverty Law, Critical Perspectives on Transgender Law and Law and Social Movements. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a legal services collective that seeks to build racial and economic justice centered trans resistance.

This occasion is open to 20 participants and you need to RSVP to to be able to join, please do so before April 20th at noon.

Join us for another unforgettable evening!
(And please note the time of the meeting 8.00 – 10.00 pm)
NPBIAC/Johanna, Malin, Craig and Dean

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