Somerville, MA 02143, 02144
API Political Conversation Series is a non-meeting, non-agenda space for Asian-Pacific Islander people (anyone who identifies as a part of this umbrella term or has proximity to this term through shared politics are welcome i.e. mixed race people, South West Asian/Middle Eastern folx) to get together and grow their politics without the pressure of goals, deliverables or movement.
Many of us are inundated by the amount of political information out there, whether it is in the form of think pieces, analyses, our observations of movement work or discourse we are involved in. Unpacking some of our own inquiries and being in community with others who want to explore and grow their own political analysis is crucial to how we can sustain and nourish ourselves. This is set up as an informal space to do just that. Hosts pick the topic and people come (and people are welcome to bring food and snacks for themselves or to share)! There will be community agreements and people are asked to self-moderate.
In August, we will have two gatherings! On August 1st, Janhavi is hosting at their place in Somerville. The house is not wheelchair accessible, there is a flight of stairs to get to the front door and two stairs to get to the 2nd floor where the meeting is. The house is a 2 minute walk from the Porter Square train station and a short walk from many bus lines that service to Elm street and Mass ave. If you’d like to arrange rides or are in need of transportation, feel free to post in the comments section or reach out to [email protected] The house is children friendly and if childcare is needed we can arrange for it – please reach out (there is another room that can be used for childcare!). A later August date will be announced in the next few weeks.
Please indicate you are Going if you’re planning on attending so we can send you details of the location via email.
Topic that we will be discussing: https://endofcapitalism.com/2010/10/17/revolution-and-american-indians-marxism-is-as-alien-to-my-culture-as-capitalism/
If you are interested in hosting one of these gatherings in the future, please fill out this form! We are looking for hosts for Sept -Nov!