Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Book Launch with Harsha Walia "Undoing Border Imperialism"

Join Octopus Books, OPIRG-GRIPO and No One is Illegal-Ottawa and Harsha Walia with her critically acclaimed and much anticipated book "Undoing Border Imperialism."

Location: 251 Bank St, 2nd Floor (25OneCommunity) 
Date/Time: Tuesday, 19 November, 19:00

"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

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