7th Annual Bastard Anarchist Theory Conference

Starting Date: 03-18-2007

UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94701
United States
Come to the longest-running US anarchist theory conference! This year we will present workshops by—among others—Professor of Art History Allan Antliff; authors Shon Macfessel (Shuffled How It Gush) and Wolfi Landstreicher; Cindy Milstein. The conference will take place at Dwinelle Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus on Sunday, March 18, 2007, from 9:30am - 6pm.

We are proud to host UFC fighter Jeff Munson and ex-Black Panther Ashanti Allston as keynote speakers.

Join our (non)trivia contest and amaze your friends with your encyclopedic knowledge! See our website (www.sfbay-anarchists.org) for contest rules. The BASTARD conference promotes the understanding that there are multiple valid approaches to anarchism, each of which has points that are worth examining. Please come and share your approach. Participate in a commerce-free event with other anarchists who are interested in the theory and philosophy of where we've come from, where we are, and where we're going.

Sliding scale donation. Wheelchair accessible.

Selected bios:

Ashanti Alston —former member of the Black Panther Party and ex-political prisoner. He is a board member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and publishes the zine Anarchist Panther. He has been a guest lecturer at the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont—speaking on the Panthers and the history of Black Nationalist movements. He recently spent six months in Chiapas studying the autonomous structure of Zapatista communities and writing his memoirs. He resides in New York, where he served as the regional coordinator for Critical Resistance, a national organization committed to ending the Prison-Industrial Complex.

Cindy Milstein —co-organizer of the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference, a board member with the Institute for Anarchist Studies, and a member of Free Society Collective and Black Sheep Books collective in Montpelier, Vermont. Her work appears in anti-authoritarian periodicals and several recent anthologies, including “Globalize Liberation” (City Lights Books), “Confronting Capitalism” (Soft Skull Press), and “Only a Beginning” (Arsenal Pulp Press).

Jeff Monson — world renowned submission wrestler and multiple winner of the Abu-Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship. He is also a mixed martial arts fighter with a record of 22 wins and 6 losses, as well as a professional boxing record of two wins and one draw. Monson is also known for his political views and affiliations: "I am an anarchist, someone who would like to do away with all class hierarchy in society and the institutions that promote this inequality." Whenever he fights, his anarchist tattoos and patches publicize his beliefs. Monson is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Before focusing on his fighting career, he worked as a mental health professional, both in a crisis evaluation role and as a child/family counselor.

BASTARD is an ad hoc group that has grown out of the Anarchist Study Group, which meets every Tuesday night at 8pm at the Long Haul in Berkeley. We read and discuss essays and books and watch videos of relevance to anarchist theory and history.
Geographical Scope: State


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