What does a culture of revolt look and feel like, and how might it manifest in our own lives?
Come join us at Watermargin Cooperative as we welcome Ithaca College Professor AK Thompson to Cornell's campus for a talk and discussion that will address these and other vital questions. Drawing on a rich depth of scholarship and lived experience, Thompson will discuss some of the key ideas from his most recent book "Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt," and how these ideas have tied into his own life and organizing on various college campuses in North America. Students are invited to bring their own relevant questions and stories for a facilitated discussion following Thompson's talk.
This event is free and open to the public! Snacks to be provided.
Speaker Bio: AK Thompson got kicked out of high school for publishing an underground newspaper called "The Agitator" and has been an activist, writer, and social theorist ever since. Currently a Visiting Professor of Social Movements and Social Change at Ithaca College, his publications include "Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt" (2018), "Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution" (2017), "Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle" (2016), "Black Bloc, White Riot: Anti-Globalization and the Genealogy of Dissent" (2010), and "Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research" (2006). Between 2005 and 2012, he served on the Editorial Committee of "Upping The Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action."