[act-ma] 8/23 Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis and Team Colors 3pm at LPC (Sat)

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Mon Aug 18 12:35:16 PDT 2008

Of Friends And Whirlwinds: Whirlwinds And Movement At Midnight

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
3 PM
Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue, Boston's South End

A presentation on "In the Middle of a Whirlwind: 2008 Convention 
Protest, Movement and Movements" and a discussion with Silvia Federici 
and George Caffentzis.

In late May, Team Colors Collective and the Journal of Aesthetics and 
Protest launched a one-off online collection entitled "In the middle of 
a whirlwind: 2008 Convention protests, Movement and Movements" 
(Whirlwinds). This collection of almost 40 essays, interviews and pieces 
of art by and with organizers, theorists and others, is intended as an 
inquiry and intervention into movement organizing in the wake of the 
counter-globalization cycle of protest and in the lead-up to this 
summer's anti-DNC/RNC actions. As part of the Whirlwinds effort Team 
Colors Collective is organizing events around the U.S.

This event will be in two parts. First, Craig Hughes from Team Colors 
Collective will briefly speak on the Whirlwinds project and its context. 
Following a brief presentation on Whirlwinds, Malav Kanuga of 
Bluestockings Books and Activist Center and Craig from Team Colors will 
co-facilitate a discussion with Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis of 
the Midnight Notes Collective on working class struggles and recent 
crises, the anti-capitalist globalization movement, and movement building.

About the speakers:

George Caffentzis is a member of the Midnight Notes Collective. He has 
edited with the Collective two books published by Autonomedia: "Midnight 
Oil: Work, Energy War, 1973-1992" and "Auroras of the Zapatistas: Local 
and Global Struggles of the Fourth World War."

Silvia Federici is a scholar and an activist. She has taught Philosophy 
and Women's Studies at several American universities and at the 
University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria). From 1987 to 2005 she has taught 
Political Philosophy and International Studies at Hofstra University (in 
Hempstead, New York). She is now Emeritus Professor at Hofstra 
University. She has been active in the feminist movement, the movement 
against the death penalty and the anti-globalization movement. In 1972 
she was a co-founder of the International Feminist Collective; From 1973 
to 1977 she was active in the international campaign for Wages for 
Housework and a founder of the New York Wages For Housework Committee. 
Since 1990 she has been a member and co-founder of the Committee for 
Academic Freedom in Africa, an organization which documents the impact 
of globalization and structural adjustment policies on the African 
educational systems, and in particular on the condition of African 
students and academics. Between 1995 and 2002 she was a co-founder and 
member of the Radical Philosophy Association Anti-Death Penalty Project. 
She has written many essays on culture, education, feminist theory, the 
international feminist movement, and the impact of globalization on the 
social position of women and education internationally. She recently 
published "Caliban and the Witch. Women, the Body and Primitive 
Accumulation" (New York: Autonomedia, 2004).

Craig Hughes is a graduate student and activist living in New York City. 
For the past decade he has been active in international solidarity, 
youth and anti-capitalist organizing. He is a member of Team Colors 
Collective and holds a Master's degree in History. His current research 
is focused suburban social struggles and the functions of international 
"aid" programs.

Malav Kanuga is a member of the Bluestockings worker's collective as 
well as a PhD student and teacher in the CUNY system.

Relevant websites:

In the Middle of a Whirlwind: 2008 Convention Protests, Movement and 
Team Colors Collective
Bluestockings Books
Midnight Notes Collective
Journal of Aesthetics and Protest

web site: http://inthemiddleofawhirlwind.info/

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