Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief--An Evening with Cindy Milstein

Event date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Rebellious Mourning Book Cover with Cats

Join Charis in welcoming editor, author, and activist Cindy Milstein as she talks about her anthology, Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief. Because we are gearing up for Pride weekend, Cindy will focus on many of the stories in the anthology that center on queer griefs and resillience. 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. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. 

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief Cover Image
By Cindy Milstein (Editor)
ISBN: 9781849352840
Availability: Special Order
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

Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism Cover Image
By Cindy Milstein (Editor)
ISBN: 9781849352321
Availability: Special Order
Published: AK Press - November 17th, 2015

"Taking Sides is more than a book; it's a politic aimed at the heart of every radical struggling against a racist state." --Luis A. Fernandez, author of Policing Dissent