The Politics of Rage - 45 Years Later

On March 16-18 I will be traveling to New York with friends to participate in the Left Forum. The event website describes this annual gathering as a time “to discuss differences, commonalities, and alternatives to current predicaments, and to share ideas for understanding and transforming the world.”

This year’s theme is Occupy the World: Confronting Global Capitalism. Over the weekend there will be hundreds of panel discussions on dozens of topics—community organizing, participatory economics, fracking, theories of change.

I will be participating in a discussion called The Politics of Rage – 45 Years Later. A few of us who were active in the years around 1967 will talk about what we were trying to do then and what we have learned since. What does a life committed to radical change look like? How do we act effectively today? What about the politics of rage and the turn to violence?

I am also organizing a panel Practical Peace and Social Change to talk about how peace practices integrate daily life with movements for change, not wishfully but rigorously.

I expect to come away from this gathering expanded, connected, and re-energized. You can find out more a Left Forum. Hope to see you there.

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About Katherine Power

I didn’t set out to be a terrorist. As a student activist, I moved from protesting the war in Viet Nam to waging guerrilla war to overthrow the government….

Recent and Upcoming Appearances & Publications
3/12/19 Peace, Justice and Transformation, Parallel Conference to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, 777 United Nations Plaza, NYC
11/13/18 A Journey from Guerrilla to Grandmother, Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative, Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
10/10/18 Provincetown Women’s Week Reading from Doing Time:Papers from Framingham Prison, AMP, 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
4/6-9/2018 The Nature of Change, Radical Imagination Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1/15/2014 Complexity and Social Change, Occupy Radio
10/31/2013 Surrender, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
10/25/2013 Surrender, Taos Community Theater, Taos, NM

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