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Audio for Radical Imagination Festival now available

by Robert Devet

Audio for Radical Imagination Festival now available

K'JIPUKTUK, HALIFAX - The Radical Imagination Festival, a two-day event organized by the Halifax Radical Imagination Project, invited a variety of speakers to provide their perspective on social movements, the radical imagination and the struggle for a better world.

Talks and panel discussions by Halifax poet El Jones on radical art making, Sherry Pictou on alliance building, Alexis Shotwell, Chris Dixon and many other well-known Halifax and Canadian academics, artists and activists are now available on-line.

Also included is audio of a triple book launch of Chris Dixon's Another Politics, Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish's The Radical Imagination and El Jones' collection of spoken word poetry Live from the Afrikan Resistance.

Panel I: Building Radical Community

Chris Dixon: “For the Long Haul: Care, Intention, and Steadiness in Radical Organizing”
El Jones: “Making Revolution Irresistible: Is Art Radical?”
Sherry Pictou: “Indigenous Struggles over Natural Resources and Alliance Building”

Panel II: Radicalism Beyond Privilege

Alexis Shotwell: “‘Interdependence Means Fight’: Queer Disability Lessons on how to Live in Unbearable Times”
Andrea Smith: “Igniting a Radical Mothering Movement”
Ardath Whynacht: “Against Autonomy: Thoughts on Mad Pride, Youth-led Movements and Activist Neoliberalism”

Panel III: Learning from Struggle

John Munro: “Imagining a World without Empire: Some Lessons from the Twentieth Century”
Isaac Saney: “Lessons from Cuba: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality & Revolution”

All audio files can be found here.

With thanks to Pierre Loiselle and Praxis Media Productions.

See also: Uncomfortable questions. Activism and the Radical Imagination in Halifax



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