Everyday Revolutions

Invitation to discussion on Everyday Revolutions

Saturday, May 31,  10:00am - 11:50am in Room L.76

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York

Abstract: Millions of people around the globe have been organizing alternative value systems and social relationships to those of capitalism – revolutionary alternatives – still within capitalism, but against it – aiming to overcome it. These alternatives are part of a process of creating everyday revolutions – beginning to prefigure our desired future while still in the present. These everyday revolutions are one part of a larger anti-capitalist movement. In this panel we will discuss what some of these everyday revolutions look like, as defined by people in movement around the world. The discussion will range from the examples of recuperated workplaces, from Latin America to Europe; the new global movements and the focus on creating horizontal social relationships and the day to day organizing in Brooklyn for housing and self organization. There is no blueprint or academic framework that once met means revolution has been achieved, but rather we see it as an ongoing and changing process in which everyday revolutions is a key element.

                     Dario Azzellini, Diego Ibañez, Marina Sitrin, Leina Bocar

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"Reform and/or Revolution: Imagine a World of Transformative Justice.” 

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