This month we are going to read and discuss the afro-pessimism/anti-blackness set of ideas… along with some other things but hopefully we will be keeping things topical to a anti-blackness vs whiteness/anti-racist theme.
Week 1 (January 6th): Frank Wilderson interview “we’re trying to destroy the world”. also… POTLUCK! @ 7pm
Week 2: the overview (first 40 pages) in Charles W Mills – The Racial Contract
Week 3: Open to thoughts but perhaps the article from Black Seed 2?
here is the complete reading of the undying appeal of white nationalism for week 3.
Week 4: What are you really? Mills_CharlesW – Whatareyoureally
We are starting a three week reading (with speaker?) of Murray Bookchin’s The Spanish Anarchists
Read through page 32 (through Chapter 1).
what makes the spanish civil war history relevant to us today?
what makes it irrelevant?
given their situation, what would we do differently?
what would we do the same?
we plan on doing a month of readings by samuel r. delaney, starting out with rhetoric of sex, discourse of desire
delaney is relevant to anarchists in the way that good science fiction authors are meaningful to us, and delaney in particular is a very smart, gender-bending, philosophically minded author, who manages to tie together many threads in both fiction and non fiction writings. (so one of the things to look at here is how he writes… and ties personal anecdote into more general topics.)
on Object Oriented philosophy: http://www.urbanomic.com/Publications/Object-Oriented-Philosophy/preface.pdf
read any two. come with three questions!
Fad or Functional? Anarchist or quite the opposite? This week we will discuss Accelerationism
At 7pm, we will potluck. Bring food!
Then, at 8pm we will watch Part 2 of the Mayfair Set.
Lastly, at 9pm, if we can keep our food down, we will discuss the horror (ahem…Halloween!!) and beauty that is Bataille (the readings are from last week, which got “cancelled” ).