July
25
08:30 PM
When: July 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Gender roles are a cage, defined by structures of power rather than any trait we assign to gender. We can’t create a liberated world without destroying the forces that violently maintain our adherence to this impossible binary. This reading group is focused on exploring the embodied experience of gender, the social structures reinforcing it, and different ways that people have resisted the patriarchy. This reading group is not an academic exercise, a debate club, or a social group. People are already dying and people are already fighting. This reading is to advance our ability to resist the truama’s inflicted daily by patriarchy and its partners, learn to build something that is different than the gendered nightmare we live in, and[…]

August
02
07:00 PM
When: August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This book, with a name from a poem by a partisan fighter, takes two things that would not necessarily seem to go together, but that, on second thought, are made for each other. An introduction to anarcho-nihilism becomes tales of resistance in the Nazi concentration camps, almost all of which failed (in the sense that the resisters died), and for which there was never much hope that they could do anything but fail, which are then analyzed in light of anarcho-nihilism. This book is an excellent example of taking anarcho-nihilism seriously, as a call to action that has nothing to do with the expectation that we will succeed at making the world better. https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/serafinski-blessed-is-the-flame