Book Launch with Harsha Walia's Undoing Border Imperialism November 19, 2013, 7pm

In collaboration with OPIRG-GRIPO, No One Is Illegal Ottawa and sponsored by Public Service Alliance of Canada-National Capital Region (PSAC)

"Undoing Border Imperialism combines academic discourse, lived experiences of displacement, and movement-based practices into an exciting new book. By reformulating immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, it provides the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization. Drawing on the author’s experiences in No One Is Illegal, this work offers relevant insights for all social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation. The author grounds the book in collective vision, with short contributions from over twenty organizers and writers from across North America."

Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator rooted in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, Palestinian liberation, anti-racist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist movements and communities for over a decade.

"Harsha Walia has played a central role in building some of North America’s most innovative, diverse, and effective new move­ments. That this brilliant organizer and theorist has found time to share her wisdom in this book is a tremendous gift to us all." —Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

Harsha Walia will be joined by:

Bridget Tolley & Colleen Cardinal, Families of Sisters in Spirit - FSIS is a grassroots not-for-profit volunteer organization located on unceded Algonquin Territory (Ottawa) led by families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with support from Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies:www.familiesofsistersinspirit.com


The Native Youth Sexual Health Network - NYSHN is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada:www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com

Chris Dixon, Institute for Anarchist Studies - Chris Dixon is a longtime activist and a collective member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, which co-published (with AK Press) Undoing Border Imperialism as part of its Anarchist Interventions book series: www.anarchiststudies.org

Sponsored by Public Service Alliance of Canada-National Capital Region (PSAC)

Posted on November 18, 2013 .