Radical Imagination Festival 2014


Join us for two days of discussion about social movements, the radical imagination and the struggle for a better world.


  • September 19, 2014: 4:30 – 9 pm
  • September 20, 2014: 10:30 am – 4 pm
  • Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen St.
  • Free.
  • Please pre-register (below) for lunch.


Schedule and speakers

September 19

5-6:30 pm, Panel I: Building Radical Community

  • Chris Dixon: “For the Long Haul: Care, Intention, and Steadiness in Radical Organizing”
  • El Jones: “Making Revolution Irresistible: Is Art Radical?”
  • Sherry Pictou: “Indigenous Struggles over Natural Resources and Alliance Building”

7 pm, Triple Book Launch

September 20

11am-12:30, Panel II: Radicalism Beyond Privilege

  • Alexis Shotwell: “‘Interdependence Means Fight’: Queer Disability Lessons on how to Live in Unbearable Times”
  • Andrea Smith: “Igniting a Radical Mothering Movement”
  • Ardath Whynacht: “Against Autonomy: Thoughts on Mad Pride, Youth-led Movements and Activist Neoliberalism”

12:30, Lunch & Activist Information Exchange

2-3:30 pm, Panel III: Learning from Struggle

  • John Munro: “Imagining a World without Empire: Some Lessons from the Twentieth Century”
  • Isaac Saney: “Lessons from Cuba: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality & Revolution”