(Friday) UNDOING BORDER IMPERIALISM: Book Launch and Panel Discussion

UNDOING BORDER IMPERIALISM: Book Launch & Panel Discussion
featuring Adil Charkaoui, Robyn Maynard, Mostafa Henaway, & Harsha Walia
When: 5pm on Friday November 22nd
Where: 7th floor lounge of the Concordia Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve West), Montreal, Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk territories
Join us for a panel discussion on Undoing Border Imperialism with social justice activists and authors Harsha Walia, Robyn Maynard, Mostafa Henaway and Adil Charkaoui.
Undoing Border Imperialism is an exciting new book that situates immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire. By providing the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization, this work offers relevant insights for all grassroots and social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within our movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation (AK Press/IAS 2013).
Adil Charkaoui is a Montreal-based teacher, author and activist. He spent over six years of his life trying to free himself from a security certificate, on the streets and in the courts, and won. He is currently an organizer with the Collectif Québécois Contre L’Islamophobie (CQCI).
Robyn Maynard is a writer, activist and outreach worker based Montreal. She co-hosts No One Is Illegal Radio in Montreal and plays a supportive role in Justice for Families of Victims of Police Killings. She helped found Project X, a group helping youth combat racial profiling in N.D.G. She is currently writing her first book, Policing Migrants, for Fernwood Publishing, (working title).
Mostafa Henaway is a Montreal-based community organizer with the Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC) and Tadamon! Montreal, and was a member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. He is the author of the zine Capitalism on Edge: the Crisis that came and the crisis yet to come.
Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator rooted in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, Palestinian liberation, antiracist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist movements and communities for over a decade (*for more about the author, see below).
– This event is free
– For on-site childcare, please call 24 hours in advance: 514-848-7585
– Wheelchair accessible
– Il y aura un service de traduction chuchotée vers le français
Copies of Undoing Border Imperialism will be be on sale at the event (cash-only), along with other anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, and anti-racist literature from the Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore. The author and local contributors will be available for a book-signing following the event.
This event will be followed by the Take Back the Night March, which begins at 7pm at Bethune Square. We strongly encourage everyone to attend! https://www.facebook.com/events/620283324700958/?fref=ts
For more information on the book, including ordering information:
This event is co-sponsored by QPIRG Concordia.
info: www.qpirgconcordia.org