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Transgender Anarchism (Thinking Critically about Society)

Friday, August 12, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Direct Action Monterey Network
Location Details:
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey

Hey there you lovers of social theory and philosophy – Old Capitol Books is teaming up again with the Direct Action Monterey Network to bring a series of seminars on critical and political theory to downtown Monterey.

This summer’s seminars are facilitated by a collection of artists, professors, and students who live and work on the peninsula, covering the topics of Transgender Anarchism, Marxist-Feminism, Queer Theory, and Transnational Feminism.

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Transgender Anarchism is a talk aimed at audiences unfamiliar with trans issues, seeking to illustrate the ways in which societal power structures impact trans people, with attention to the intersectionality of various forms of privilege and oppression and the vastly different life experiences they create. We will explore the normative model of established gender transition and the access to legal and medical resources it requires, and consider alternative options for transgender existence.

Recommended readings are from "Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex", edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith and "Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law" by Dean Spade.

All available for free at

Queer Theory
Friday 5 August 2016, 7pm
Facilitated by Ali Elfaki

Transgender Anarchism
Friday 12 August 2016, 7pm
Facilitated by Heather Flescher

Friday 19 August 2016, 7pm
Facilitated by Stephanie Spoto

Transnational Feminism
Friday 26th August 2016, 7pm
Facilitated by Sriya Shrestha

These series of seminar sessions have been put together to encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge surrounding a particular topic or theme. We want to create a place where people can meet with other people from Monterey Bay communities to talk about current events and discuss new philosophies and ways of thinking critically about society. Though these seminars have been designed for non-students, and for those of us who have had little or no college experience, everyone is invited to participate. We believe that everyone can have something to offer to the seminars as we move through current debates in politics and different political and social theories.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 5:39PM
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