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Rebellious Mourning with Cindy Milstein

  • Small Friend Records & Books 105 N. 17th St Richmond (map)

We are excited to announce that on October 21 at 6 PM, Small Friend Records & Books will host author Cindy Milstein for a discussion of her book, Rebellious Mourning.

The event will include a presentation from Cindy on the intimate relation between structural losses, mourning, and resistance. After a short break, Cindy will then hold space for people to share similar stories.

Copies of Rebellious Mourning will be available for purchase from Small Friend Records & Books. Some of Cindy's other materials will be available on a sliding scale or by donation.
Admission is free, but we encourage donations to support the touring author.

More about Rebellious Mourning:

The edited anthology itself, as Silvia Federici, author of “Caliban and the Witch,” puts it, “uncovers the destruction of life that capitalist development leaves in its trail. But it is also witness to the power of grief as a catalyst to collective resistance.” Via first-person and/or frontline stories, the collection’s thirty-seven contributors illuminate, bittersweetly, that we can bear almost anything when it is worked through collectively. Grief is generally thought of as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us, while at the same time building the humane social practices that reduce suffering and accentuate quality of life for everyone. Addressing tragedies from Fukushima to Palestine, incarceration to eviction, AIDS crises to border crossings, and racism to rape, the intimate yet tenacious writing in this volume shows that mourning can pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, empathy, and solidarity.

About the author:
Cindy Milstein is the author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations, co-author of Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism, and editor of the anthology Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism.

Earlier Event: October 20
RVA Booklovers' Festival
Later Event: October 25
Small Talk @ Small Friend