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Constellations of Care: Anarcha-Feminism in Practice--A Community Discussion with Cindy Barukh Milstein

Event date: 
Friday, May 17, 2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place in person at Charis and on crowdcast, Charis' virtual event platform. This event is free, but registration is required for virtual attendance. Click here to register to attend virtually. Please read the in-person event guidelines at the bottom of this page to be sure you can participate in the event.

What do we do when the state has abandoned us? From failing health systems to housing crises to cascading ecological collapse, it's increasingly evident that state-centered politics do not protect us from the violence of colonialism and capitalism, fascism, and patriarchy. In fact, they actively work to harm us. Charis welcomes editor Cindy Barukh Milstein for a community discussion of Constellations of Care: Anarcha-Feminism in Practice.

Anarchist feminism—or anarcha-feminism—shows us how we tend to our social relations can build a new world inside the old one. We can care for each other when nothing else will, supplying communal well-being and liberatory horizons. 

From communitarian kitchens to medic collectives, squatted social centers to queer theater troupes, Ljubljana to Mexico City, Constellations of Care powerfully underscores that we already have everything we need and desire in one another to carve out lives worth living.

Cindy Barukh Milstein is a diasporic queer Jewish anarchist and longtime organizer. They've been writing on anarchism for over two decades, and are the author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations and Try Anarchism for Life: The Beauty of Our Circle. They edited the anthologies Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief and Deciding for Ourselves: The Promise of Direct Democracy, among others.

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Event address: 
A Charis Hybrid (in-person + virtual) Event
184 S. Candler Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Constellations of Care: Anarcha-Feminism in Practice By Cindy Barukh Milstein Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780745349954
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pluto Press - April 20th, 2024

What do we do when the state has abandoned us? From failing health systems to housing crises to cascading ecological collapse, it's increasingly evident that state-centered politics do not protect us from the violence of colonialism and capitalism, fascism, and patriarchy. In fact, they actively work to harm us.


Try Anarchism for Life: The Beauty of Our Circle By Cindy Barukh Milstein Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781958911006
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness - October 25th, 2022

Try Anarchism for Life revolves around a thought experiment: What are some of the many beautiful dimensions of anarchism? In reply, it blends gorgeous circle A drawings by twenty-six artists with Milstein's words, forming picture-prose that are at once inviting and playful, poignant and dreamy.


Deciding for Ourselves: The Promise of Direct Democracy By Cindy Milstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Cindy Milstein (Editor)
$19.00
ISBN: 9781849353731
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: AK Press - April 21st, 2020

In a time of social and ecological crises, people everywhere are looking for solutions. States and capitalism, rather than providing them, only make matters worse. There's a growing sense that we'll have to fix this mess on our own. But how?


Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief By Cindy Milstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Cindy Milstein (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781849352840
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: AK Press - September 19th, 2017

"This intimate, moving, and timely collection of essays points the way to a world in which the burden of grief is shared, and pain is reconfigured into a powerful force for social change and collective healing." --Astra Taylor, author The People's Platform


Event Summary: 
Anarchist feminism—or anarcha-feminism—shows us how we tend to our social relations can build a new world inside the old one. We can care for each other when nothing else will, supplying communal well-being and liberatory horizons.