NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.81
Timeslot: 
Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
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Description: 
People often talk about love and revolution as though their relationship was self-evident. In this session, movement-based thinkers, authors, and organizers will explore the connection in greater depth. If it's true, as Che proclaimed, that "the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love," it is necessary to devise a clear understanding of those feelings and their implications. Join AK Thompson (Co-Editor of Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution [SUNY Press, 2017]), Kazembe Balagun (Staff Person, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, New York), and Kelli Korducki (Author of Hard To Do: The Suprising, Feminist History of Breaking Up [Coach House Books, 2018]) as we get to the heart of the matter.

Participants

AK Thompson got kicked out of high school for publishing an underground newspaper called The Agitator and has been an author, activist, and social theorist ever since. His publications include Sociology for Changing the World (2006), Black Bloc, White Riot (2010), and Keywords for Radicals (... Read more
Born in Harlem, NY, Kazembe received his B.A. in Philosophy from Hunter College. From 2007 to 2013, he was the Education/Outreach Coordinator at the Brecht Forum. He is currently a staff person at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's New York office.
Kelli (MarĂ­a) Korducki has published essays and journalism about culture, ideas, and communities in NPR, The New Inquiry, and many other venues. Her debut nonfiction book HARD TO DO: THE SURPRISING, FEMINIST HISTORY OF BREAKING UP was released in May 2018