THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THE NEW DATE OF: Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Mandy Carter and Matt Meyer for a talk on “Intersectional and Intergenerational Organizing Skills & Strategy.” This event is co-sponsored by the Duke University Libraries’s Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture and PM Press. Free and open to the public.
Two renowned radical justice organizers/activists/authors discuss learnings and challenges for successful movement-building in an era of ascendant white supremacy. Mandy Carter and Matt Meyer seek to engage deeply with intergenerational audiences about strategic organizing and intersectional movement-building in this current socio-political moment, drawing on historic lessons from such diverse figures Bayard Rustin, Black & Puerto Rican political prisoners, the Black Manifesto movement for reparations, and much more.
Together, Mandy and Matt are co-editors, with Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, of We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America (PM Press, 2013), an essential text for organizers committed to the intersections of resisting structural racism and war/imperialism. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Matt has also written and edited several other books that appear on the bookshelves at Firestorm, most recently White Lives Matter Most: And Other ‘Little’ White Lies (October 2018, with foreword by Sonia Sanchez) and Look for Me in the Whirlwind: From the Panther 21 to 21st Century Revolutions (2017).
Mandy Carter is a Durham-based Black Queer activist who co-founded Southerners on New Ground and the National Black Justice Coalition. She works in the Carolinas and nationwide for racial, gender, and LGBTQ justice.
Matt Meyer is a white Brooklyn-based writer, educator, and activist who currently serves as chair of the International Peace Research Association, and co-chair of the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s National Council.