With/Out - ¿Borders? ll Conference

October 21 and 22, 2016

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo College
205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

This will be a CONFERENCE – [UN]CONFERENCE featuring modules that will include panel discussions, breakout sessions, and performances designed to prompt us to collectively conjure, theorize, decolonize, and map a future we can all thrive in.

With/Out -¿Borders? 2016 Videos

Afrofuturism Plenary
Friday, October 21, 9:45-11:15am

Decolonized Knowledge Plenary
Friday, October 21, 2:00-3:30pm

Naomi Klein Keynote Speech
Friday, October 21, 7:00-8:00pm 

Sustainable Futures Plenary
Saturday, October 22, 9:30-11:00am

Next Systems Plenary
Saturday, October 22, 2:00-3:30pm


To see the full conference schedule and content, download the With/Out Borders Guidebook!

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With/Out ¿BORDERS? 2016 Guidebook 


Confirmed Speakers and Facilitators:

Naomi Klein ~ Adrienne Brown ~ Daniel Beaty ~ Christina Heatherton ~ Peter Bratsis ~ Sunni Patterson ~ Dara Cooper ~ Alice Kim ~ Stephanie Shonekan ~ Prudence Browne ~ Simon Akindess ~ Sean Estelle ~ Nicholas Estes ~ Alex Lubin ~ Shante Paradigm Smalls ~ Cynthia Young ~ Valorie Thomas ~ Shayna Plaut ~ Shreena Gandhi ~ Jaafar Aksikas ~ Erin Polley ~ Scott Kurashige ~ Amaha Selassi ~ Denise Miller ~ Kai M. Green ~ D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem ~ Jiba Anderson ~ Francisco Villegas ~ Xavier Morales ~ Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez ~ Rhonda Williams ~ Rebecca Alexander ~ Ali Abunimah ~ Mildred Williamson ~ Jax Lee Gardner ~ Jacob Corvidae ~ Tama Hamilton ~ Yolanda Vega ~ Sojn Boothroyd ~ shea howell ~ Tawana Petty ~ Shannon Sykes ~ Binney Girdler ~ Kali Akuno ~ Santiago Valles ~ Ntanya Lee ~ Matt Birkhold ~ Sholanna Lewis ~ Jonathan Romero ~ Karla Aguillar ~ Pat Fry ~ Anne Mitchell ~ Elizabeth Vega

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Modules will focus on the following interventions:

*Cultural and academic work informed by Afrofuturism, the visioning of post-oppression desires through fantasy, film, technology, and speculative fiction

*Radical teaching, campus activism, and education advocacy that upends colonial knowledge to create liberatory educational structures and paradigms

*Ideologies and technologies that move toward a renewable energy [r]evolution and sustainable future

*Global and local work creating next systems and deploying new economic possibilities and strategies

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