Scott Branson will be sharing ideas from their recent book, “Practical Anarchism: A Daily Guide”, just published by Pluto Press. The book offers ways to infuse everyday life with ideas of mutual responsibility and collective liberation, combining anarchist and queer/feminist approaches to relationships, work, and living.
Danie will be sharing insights from her research on Black women’s narratives of resistance. Danie’s research asks, “How do Black women push back against oppression in everyday life?”
Naomi will be facilitating this conversation and bringing their perspective as a queer Jewish anarchist who works as a cultural organizer and artist in Baltimore.
Join us! Let’s see what ideas, dreams, and frustrations come up as we dig into big questions together.
Scott Branson is a Jewish transfemme anarchist writer, teacher, organizer, musician and artist. Scott is also a co-host on the anarchist radio show/podcast The Final Straw Radio. Their book, Practical Anarchism: A Daily Guide, just published by Pluto Press, offers ways to infuse everyday life with ideas of mutual responsibility and collective liberation, combining anarchist and queer/feminist approaches to relationships, work, and living. Their translation of the queer theorist and gay liberation militant Guy Hocquenghem’s second book, Gay Liberation after May 68, was published in April 2022 through Duke University Press’s Theory Q Series. Scott wrote a critical introduction that situates Hocquenghem’s queer anarchism in relation to current liberation movements. Scott translated longtime prison abolitionist, anarchist, ex-prisoner, and psychologist, Jacques Lesage De La Haye’s The Abolition of Prison (AK Press, 2021). Their edited volume, Surviving the Future: Abolitionist Queer Strategies was published by PM Press in January 2023.
Danie Black (she/her) is a Black, cis woman living in Baltimore, Maryland. She is entering her third year at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), studying clinical and community psychology, and is also an artist. Her interests broadly center Black women’s experiences, resistance, intergenerational relationships, art, emotions, and dreaming. Her passions are driven by questions about freedom dreams, “invisible things,” and capacity building within and outside of oppressive systems. In the future she hopes to practice as a clinician and engage in participatory research to support those who are resisting and reimagining healing spaces, education, and how we relate to each other.
Naomi Weintraub (they/them) is a non-binary, Jewish, white person living in Baltimore, Maryland on the lands of the Piscataway and Susquehannock peoples. Naomi is a multi-media artist and educator. They are currently working as the Community Artist-in-Residence at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Their art practice explores themes of play, queerness, anarchism, and environment. Naomi is part of the RAYJ (Rebellious Anarchist Young Jews) Collective which aims to use cultural organizing and art to bridge gaps between the leftist, radical, and Jewish worlds.