VIDEO + AUDIO Working With Others: Convivial Research (Revisited)

Sunday, December 4 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Lucy Parsons Room, City College of San Francisco Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street (at 22nd), San Francisco
Manual Callahan, Stefano Harney, Tonika Sealy Thompson
Full program on streaming video and downloadable audio. 
Video clips: 
Manual (Manolo) Callahan on lessons learned from the Zapatistas for communities working against the destructive effects of neoliberalism | Stefano Harney on ideas of “improvement” of self and of property, “in a world where selves and properties are not a clear distinction” | Stefano Harney on “inoperative education” and alternatives to “leadership” as the goal of study and learning | Tonika Sealy Thompson on performance, conjuration, and making a kind of work that is “legible because we trust that it’s legible to the people who it’s legible to, and you don’t need to explain it"

Working With Others: Convivial Research (Revisited), a panel discussion featuring Manual Callahan, Stefano Harney, and Tonika Sealy Thompson, with moderator Steve Dickison, takes place as part of the 3rd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair, at City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus. The event is co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and SFSU Labor Archives and Research Center, and is free and open to the public, as is the full day of programming at the Howard Zinn Book Fair.
 
This public conversation picks up from a panel at the Oakland Book Festival in May 2016, that featured Manuel Callahan, Fred Moten, and Stefano Harney, and was organized by Linda Norton.
 
Part of the proposition is that "'conviviality' posits ways of working together as citizens, reclaiming the commons not as a resource to be exploited but as a relationship to be fostered." Manual Callahan, Stefano Harney, and Tonika Sealy Thompson will share their experience working with others, conversing with one another and with their audience regarding practices of "convivial research."
 
Manuel Callahan is an insurgent learner and convivial researcher with the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy. He also participates in the Universidad de la Tierra Califas when he is not working for the Mexican American Studies Department at San Jose State University.
 
Stefano Harney teaches at Singapore Management University. He is author with Fred Moten of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study, and co-artistic director of the 2016 Bergen Assembly triennial in Norway.
 
Tonika Sealy Thompson is a PhD student in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley engaged in Caribbean cultural and political thought, queer studies and multilingual/hemispheric Black diaspora studies. She grew up in Barbados and has been living at working globally as a curator, festival director on projects in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions.
 
Moderator: Steve Dickison directs the Poetry Center at San Francisco State University, and teaches there and at California College of the Arts.
 
 
Event contact: 
The Poetry Center
Event email: 
poetry@sfsu.edu
Event phone: 
415-338-2227
Event sponsor: 
The Poetry Center and the Labor Archive and Research Center, SFSU