Book Launch – Harsha Walia: Undoing Border Imperialism — 19 January 2014, 6:30pm

Found on the WPIRG events calendar:

Undoing Border Imperialism Book Launch w/ Harsha Walia and the End Immigration Detention Campaign!

VENUE : Kitchener Downtown Community Centre, Multipurpose Room – 35-B Weber St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 4V6

CITY: Kitchener, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

Join us for the book launch of Undoing Border Imperialism with the End Indefinite Immigration Detention Campaign, who will be speaking about the continued struggle of immigration detainees.

Undoing Border Imperialism is an exciting new book that situates immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire. By providing the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization, this work offers relevant insights for all grassroots and social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within our movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation. (Visit: https://www.facebook.com/undoingborderimperialism )

Books will be available for sale at this event (cash-only). The author and local contributors will be available for a book-signing following the event.

This is a free event, although we welcome any donations to support ongoing local struggles.
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Organized by Grand River Indigenous Solidarity (GRIS)

For more information, contact GRIS : decolonizethegrandriver@gmail.com
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For more information on the book, including ordering information:

AK Press | Undoing Border Imperialism

goodreads – Undoing Border Imperialism

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Harsha Walia is a South Asian author and activist who resides in Vancouver, on the lands of the Indigenous Coast Salish people. Over the past decade, Harsha has organized in a number of social justice movements, particularly within anti-racist, feminist, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements. Currently she is active in the migrant justice group No One Is Illegal, the February 14th Women’s Memorial March Committee for Missing and Murdered Women, the South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy, the provincial Social Housing Coalition, as well as regular support for communities in the Indigenous Assembly Against Mining and Pipelines. Harsha is also a youth mentor for Check Your Head and an editorial collective member at Feminist Wire. Harsha has been named one of the most influential South Asians in BC by the Vancouver Sun and one of the ten most popular left-wing journalists by the Georgia Straight in 2010. She is the winner of the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives “Power of Youth” award.

Author: Bob Jonkman

Bob Jonkman runs SOBAC Microcomputer Services, providing technical support to large and small businesses. A social justice advocate, Bob has been the Green Party candidate in Kitchener-Conestoga and Brantford-Brant.