Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New piece in The New Inquiry #59: ABOLISH

I'm honored to have a new piece in The New Inquiry entitled "Days Spent Doing Too Much of Fucking Nothing". It's an essay on Lil Wayne's Gone 'til November that situates the book's mind-numbing banality in the history of a facility near and dear to my heart, the Eric M. Taylor Center at Rikers Island. Check it out here, and consider subscribing to TNI! 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

CUNY Struggle Slate in the Graduate Center Election

I am running for office in my union, on a platform of hope and change! Check out the info on our slate here, and stay tuned to CUNYStruggle.org in the coming weeks for a more detailed platform.

Update 3/17: Here is our latest piece on how to transform the way our union fights, and the rest of CUNY along with it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

*Updated* Insurgent Notes Conference Sunday 2/5



Update 2/27: listen to conference here. Thanks to the 100+ people who came out and participated!

This coming Sunday join Insurgent Notes for a day-long series of discussions around the Trump presidency and the way forward for the revolutionary left. In addition to co-organizing this conference I will be offering some prepared remarks along with comrades Shemon Salam and Amiri Barksdale on the panel "Against Whiteness Again". Here is the day's program:


Agenda for Insurgent Notes Public Meeting 
Sunday, February 5, 2017
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue/Room 5409

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee/Registration/Introductions

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Getting Started—Welcome and Review of Agenda

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Making Sense of the Election Campaigns & Their Results: A Conversation
Claire Cahen, Loren Goldner, Arya Zahedi

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Anti-Fascism and the Alt-Right: Presentation by Matthew Lyons, Three Way Fight

1:15 PM -- 1:45 PM Lunch & Informal Conversations

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM For Women’s Liberation in an Age of Reaction: A Conversation
Zhana Kurti, Wilson Sherwin

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Against Whiteness Again: A Conversation
Amiri Barksdale, Shemon Salam, Jarrod Shanahan

3:15 PM -- 3:45 PM Brief Reports on Organizing Projects

3:45 PM -- 4:30 PM Open Discussion—Reactions to the Meeting/Unanswered Questions

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Wrapping Up—Possible Next Steps

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Social Gathering

Please note:
1. At least half of the time in all sessions will be reserved for participant discussion.
2. Lunch will be catered; we’d like to ask participants not to leave the building during lunch.
3. The Graduate Center is wheelchair accessible.
4. We will have a video connection—via google hangout— to enable remote participation. There will be an easy sign-in by way of a web link. Interested individuals should send a message to editors@insurgentnotes.com by January 31, 2017 to request the link.
5. Contributions will be solicited to cover meeting costs.
6. A picture ID is required for admission to the Graduate Center.
7. Pre-Registration—we strongly encourage pre-registration. Send an email message with name, best email address and cell phone number to editors@insurgentnotes.com. Preferably by January 31, 2017.
8. We hope to have audio, and possibly video, recordings of the presentations and discussions. 9. If you have any difficulties getting to the meeting, please send an email to the editors’ address on February 7th to obtain assistance.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hard Crackers Event 1/21: Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn

Ted Hamm discusses Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn: {Hard Crackers Literary Event}
Hard Crackers is honored to be hosting historian Ted Hamm for a release of his book Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn. Join Ted and the New York editors of Hard Crackers for a reading and discussion. Copies of the book will be available. 

Saturday, January 21st
4pm - 6pm
Freddys Bar and Backroom
627 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

Wednesday, December 14, 2016