When/Where: Tuesday March 29, 6:30-9:30 PM at Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg, Houston TX 77011
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/979929825418012/
Event Description: Join Cindy Milstein for a discussion of the topics of the new anthology “Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism”. We will have a community discussion following Cindy’s talk to examine the issues raised in “Taking Sides” and how they play out in Houston.
ABOUT “TAKING SIDES”
The lines of oppression are already drawn. The only question is: which side are you on in the struggle against the violence that is white supremacy and policing? “Taking Sides” supplies an ethical compass and militant map of the terrain, arguing not for reform of structurally brutal institutions but rather for their abolition. Its thirteen essays are sharp interventions that take particular aim at the role of nonprofits, “ally” politics, and “peace police” in demobilizing rebellions against hierarchical power. The book offers tools to hone strategies and tactics of resistance, and holds out the promise of robust, tangible solidarity across racial and other lines, because in the battle for systemic transformation, there are no outside agitators.
Cindy is the editor of this collection of essays, notable partly for the dialogue it contains: many of these essays actively disagree with each other, sharpen each other’s thinking, and together, are a powerful book.
For more on the book, including its contents, see:
this is a FREE event. Cindy will be selling copies of Taking Sides at the event for $12.
Solidarity Houston has a copy of Taking Sides in the library, for folks that would like to read it before this event.
ACCESSIBILITY / PARKING / NO COPS NO JERKS
Solidarity Houston is a wheelchair accessible space with one gender neutral bathroom. We are not currently scent free. If you have accessibility needs, please message the organizers at least a couple days before the event and we will do our best to accommodate.
Parking is in the alley behind the building, on both sides of the train tracks. Do not park in the Los Charros parking lot, YOU MIGHT BE TOWED.
Solidarity Houston is an anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, anti-racist and feminist space.