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AS WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE event at Bluestockings with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

When Mar 28, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Bluestockings, 172 Allen St., New York, NY 10002
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As We Have Always Done (Leanne Betasamosake Simpson)Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will be at Bluestockings on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of her new book, As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance.


Leanne Betasamosake Simpson locates Indigenous political resurgence as a practice rooted in uniquely Indigenous theorizing, writing, organizing, and thinking. She makes clear that the goal of Indigenous resistance can no longer be cultural resurgence as a mechanism for inclusion in a multicultural mosaic, calling for unapologetic, place-based Indigenous alternatives to the destructive logics of the settler colonial state.


"I have learned more about this battered world from reading Leanne Betasamosake Simpson than from almost any writer alive today. A dazzlingly original thinker and an irresistible stylist, Simpson has gifted us with a field guide not to mere political resistance but to deep and holistic transformation. It arrives at the perfect time." —Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything


"Incisive. Unmitigated. Inspiring. Simpson gives no quarter to colonialism. No quarter to a nasty Western narrative. She provides a pure, Indigenous lens—a lens that the white man tried to kill and bury. This book is a reminder that they failed in that rotten endeavor. It belongs on every Canadian bookshelf. On every American coffee table. Simpson's words are an affirmation of Indigenous resilience and resolve." —Simon Moya-Smith (Lakota and Chicano), culture editor at Indian Country Media Network

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