Race Traitor Politics

Posted: October 17, 2012 in Event
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October 22nd 7pm
“Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.” This workshop will give an explanation of “Race Traitor Politics,” aka “New Abolitionism.” Many of us in AZ have been influenced by recently-deceased Joel Olson (1967-2012), a founder of Phoenix Copwatch, who wrote and lectured on this approach, but still remains unknown to many. “Race Traitor politics” sees “race” (specifically the creation of “whiteness”) as a political construct that acts to divide the working class, and white supremacy as a system that continues this, rather than simply a set of prejudices and privileges. What is the value of this approach, and what are the criticisms? What does this look like in practice? For a good explanation of white supremacy by Joel Olson, see zine pdf
This event is in recognition of 10/22 as National Day Against Police Brutality.

Rusty Spoke, 1023 Grand Ave., Phoenix
The building is on the N/E side of Grand (which is a diagonal street). Entrance is through the back alley which is accessible at Taylor/10th Ave/Grand or Fillmore/11th Ave/Grand.
Rusty Spoke is about 0.3 miles from 7th Ave. and Fillmore where Route 8 stops. Or 0.8 miles from the Van Buren/1st Ave. light rail stop.

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