Once again, I figure if you are subscribed to this newsletter, chances are you are somewhat interested in the things I get involved in. This email—I don’t send them often, I promise!—details a couple.
First, this Friday (May 14th) I am moderating another panel related to the new book from PM Press, Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation. It’s an essential, and gut wrenching, read.
The discussion is under the auspices of Red May, “Seattle’s celebration of radical art and thought,” now in it’s fifth year. Here is what it is all about:
Red May is a month-long spree of red arts, red theory, and red politics based in Seattle, Washington. We gather in bookstores, movie theaters, bars, parks, cafes, alleys, and auditoriums to share in discussion and plot ways forward toward a world in common: a world beyond capitalism. While we will continue our annual collective hurdle over the wire of our capitalist horizon, now you can join us throughout the other 11 months of the year.
In this case, we are gathering online. It’s free, and you can register HERE. If you can spare the time, I urge you to do so. These people are fireballs.
I say “another panel” because I did a similar one last week. That one is up on Red May’s YouTube channel, and you can dig it HERE if you are interested. I think it went okay though, much as I am accustomed to hearing the sound of my voice (some would argue I’m too accustomed), I still hate seeing myself on video.
Next up is this workshop I am leading, which as far as I know still has a couple spots left but has a deadline of Friday to register, if I’m not mistaken.
These are great trips. Freeflow does a wonderful job. If you can find it in your budget, it’s a great opportunity to rub elbows with the like-minded and spend some time in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Plus I would love to see you. All the details HERE.
This work—the PM Press/Red May stuff, the Freeflow stuff—is the best part of what I do, the interactions with people, all of it. I don’t know if “joy” is the right word, because often it stirs up exhausting energy and outrage, but it feels meaningful. And that is usually enough.