This Sat at 5pm, at Floods Hall in Hyde Park, we’re reading Agamben’s most communist book, The Time that Remains. Emphasis will be placed on pages 19-58, 118-119, 131-137. A brief presentation will be given at the beginning, offering a reading of the material. All welcome.
This Saturday at 5pm we will be meeting at Floods Hall to discuss the first and last essay in Fred Moten’s book, Stolen Life.
On Saturday Feb 8, at 6pm, we will be reading Moten and Harney’s The Undercommons. The meeting will take place at a warehouse in Little Village. If you need the address, write to us at email@example.com
On Sunday, April 19, we will be joined by historian Robert Ovetz, who will discuss his recently published book, When Workers Shot Back. Class Struggle from 1877 to 1921. The main reading will be the introduction to the book, available here: Ovetz – When Workers Shot Back – Intro
Condensed versions of the chapters on wildcat strikes and the Seattle 1919 general strike can be found here:
We will meet at Floods Hall. Bring snacks!
This event is sponsored by Railway Workers United.
This January we will meet twice to discuss Frederic Neyrat’s decisive takedown of the anthropocene literature, The Unconstructable Earth. Our meeting dates and times are listed on the flier, but we’re still working out locations, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest information.
Between now and March, we will be reading several texts around the themes of the undercommons, destitution, and relations of fugitivity and denaturing, in anticipation of the conference in Bloomington, IN. If you’d like to join us, write to email@example.com (or DM us through Twitter) for meet up times, as they may not always be circulated publicly. With the exception of the book on Trump, which we haven’t found a pdf for yet, the texts are collected in a .zip file here.
Sunday at 2pm, we’ll be joined by former-Chicago historian Kai Parker, who will talk about how the notion of “racial progress via integration” in fact led to ghettoization on the south side, as neighborhoods transitioned from white to black. All are welcome.
We’re excited to announce that friends from Olympia WA will be touring the Midwest next month for their new book on collective strategic thinking. They’ll be making a stop in Chicago on Dec 12, at @FloodsHall . Don’t miss it.