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28.5.: Reading poems about self-organizing + discussion

28. Mai – 17:00 - 19:00

Reading poems about self-organizing + discussion [EN+DE+?]

Tu., 28.5., 17:00
@malobeo, Kamenzer Str. 38, 01099 Dresden
If there is nice weather in a garden of malobeo, otherwise inside

We are reading two poems out of a book „Deciding for Ourselves. Promise of Direct Democracy.“ by Cindy Milstein who is a queer Jewish anarchist, activist, and writer. Afterwards a discussion and exchange will take place.

A better world through self-determination and self-governance is not only achievable. It is already happening in urban and rural communities around the world—from Mexico to Rojava, Denmark to Greece—as an implicit or explicit replacement for nations, police, and other forms of hierarchical social control.

This anthology explores this “sense of freedom in the air,” as one piece puts it, by looking at contemporary examples of autonomous, directly democratic spaces and the real-world dilemmas they experience, all the while underscoring the egalitarian ways of life that are collectively generated in them.

The printed poems will be waiting for you in malobeo so no preparation or prior knowledge are required. Poems are in English, discussion is possible in English and German or in more languages if you are ready to translate.

Cindy Milstein is the author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations, co-author of Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism, and editor of the anthologies There is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart, Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism and Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief. Cindy co-organizes the Institute for Advanced Troublemaking’s Anarchist Summer School in Worcester, MA, and is also honored, when called on, to do death doula and grief care.


28. Mai
17:00 - 19:00