With/Out – ¿Borders? ll Conference

With/Out – ¿Borders? ll Conference

October 21 and 22, 2016

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo College
205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

This will be a CONFERENCE – [UN]CONFERENCE featuring modules that will include panel discussions, breakout sessions, and performances designed to prompt us to collectively conjure, theorize, decolonize, and map a future we can all thrive in.

Modules will focus on the following interventions:

*Cultural and academic work informed by Afrofuturism, the visioning of post-oppression desires through fantasy, film, technology, and speculative fiction.

*Radical teaching, campus activism, and education advocacy that upends colonial knowledge to create liberatory educational structures and paradigms.

*Ideologies and technologies that move toward a renewable energy [r]evolution and sustainable future.

*Global and local work creating next systems and deploying new economic possibilities and strategies.

Confirmed Speakers and Facilitators:

Naomi Klein ~ Adrienne Brown ~ Daniel Beaty ~ Christina Heatherton ~ Peter Bratsis ~ Sunni Patterson ~ Dara Cooper ~ Alice Kim ~ Stephanie Shonekan ~ Prudence Browne ~ Simon Akindess ~ Sean Estelle ~ Nicholas Estes ~ Alex Lubin ~ Shante Paradigm Smalls ~ Cynthia Young ~ Valorie Thomas ~ Shayna Plaut ~ Shreena Gandhi ~ Jaafar Aksikas ~ Erin Polley ~ Scott Kurashige ~ Amaha Selassi ~ Denise Miller ~ Kai M. Green ~ D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem ~ Jiba Anderson ~ Francisco Villegas ~ Xavier Morales ~ Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez ~ Rhonda Williams ~ Rebecca Alexander ~ Ali Abunimah ~ Mildred Williamson ~ Jax Lee Gardner ~ Jacob Corvidae ~ Tama Hamilton ~ Yolanda Vega ~ Sojn Boothroyd ~ shea howell ~ Tawana Petty ~ Shannon Sykes ~ Binney Girdler ~ Kali Akuno ~ Santiago Valles ~ Ntanya Lee ~ Matt Birkhold ~ Sholanna Lewis ~ Jonathan Romero ~ Karla Aguillar ~ Pat Fry ~ Anne Mitchell ~ Elizabeth Vega

With/Out – ¿Borders? ll Conference

With/Out – ¿Borders? ll Conference

Kalamazoo, MI-

On the campus of K-College, many social organizers, educators and community members with meet up Friday, October 21-22, for a two-day conference, With/Out – ¿Borders? ll Conference. The event with focus on cultural and academic work, powered by Afrofuturism.
Facilitated modules around visioning of post-oppression desires through fantasy, film, technology, and speculative fiction.

Target areas of conversation:*Radical teaching
Campus activism
Education advocacy
Liberatory educational structures and paradigms

*Ideologies and technologies that move toward a renewable energy [r]evolution and sustainable future
*Global and local work creating next systems and deploying new economic possibilities and strategies.

Featured Keynote Speaker, journalist and author Naomi Klein will speak on Oct. 21 at the Arcus Center for Social Justice. The conference includes a robust panel of experts serving in local, national and global organizations. For more information visit

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