For May, Practical Anarchy continues our exploration of self organization and mutual aid – beyond the police, prisons, and other state systems – with a discussion of The Revolution Starts at Home, edited by Ching-in Chen, Jai Dulani & Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Please join us!
When: Sunday, May 27, 2:30pm
Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St; http://www.bluestockings.com/events/
“The extent of the violence affecting our communities is staggering. Nearly one in three women in the United States will experience intimate violence in her lifetime. And while intimate violence affects relationships across the sexuality and gender spectrums, the likelihood of isolation and irreparable harm, including death, is even greater within LGBTQI communities. To effectively resist violence out there—in the prison system, on militarized borders, or during other clear encounters with “the system”—we must challenge how it is reproduced right where we live. It’s one thing when the perpetrator is the police, the state, or someone we don’t know. It’s quite another when that person is someone we call friend, lover, mentor, trusted ally.”
Fearless, tough-minded, and ultimately loving, The Revolution Starts at Home offers potentially life-saving alternatives for creating survivor safety while building a movement where no one is left behind.