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Ruth Wilson Gilmore with Rachel Kushner, Talk, 17 April 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 17, 2019.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and a professor of geography at the City University of New York. She is most famous for arguing that the movement for abolition, with its proud history of challenging slavery, should be applied today to the abolition of prisons. In an era when 2.3 million people are behind bars in the United States, she challenges us to think about whether it is ever necessary or productive to lock people in cages.

She warns of the “nightmare made palatable by the terrifying numbers of prisoners and prisons produced by the last generation, while we were all, presumably, awake.” But her hope lies in the fact that “just as real was the growing grassroots activism against the expanded use of criminalization and cages as a catchall solution to social problems. In order to realize their dreams of justice in individual cases, the [freedom] riders decided, through struggle, debate, failure, and renewal, that they must seek general freedom for all from a system in which punishment has become as industrialized as making cars, clothes, or missiles, or growing cotton.”

Gilmore wrote Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (2007) and contributed to The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex (2007). The American Sociological Society honored Gilmore with its Angela Davis Award for Public Scholarship in 2012. A tireless activist, she has cofounded many social justice organizations, including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Ruth Wilson Gilmore was introduced by Rachel Kushner, then talked about her work. You can find the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore with Rachel Kushner, Conversation, 17 April 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 17, 2019.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and a professor of geography at the City University of New York. She is most famous for arguing that the movement for abolition, with its proud history of challenging slavery, should be applied today to the abolition of prisons. In an era when 2.3 million people are behind bars in the United States, she challenges us to think about whether it is ever necessary or productive to lock people in cages.

She warns of the “nightmare made palatable by the terrifying numbers of prisoners and prisons produced by the last generation, while we were all, presumably, awake.” But her hope lies in the fact that “just as real was the growing grassroots activism against the expanded use of criminalization and cages as a catchall solution to social problems. In order to realize their dreams of justice in individual cases, the [freedom] riders decided, through struggle, debate, failure, and renewal, that they must seek general freedom for all from a system in which punishment has become as industrialized as making cars, clothes, or missiles, or growing cotton.”

Gilmore wrote Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (2007) and contributed to The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex (2007). The American Sociological Society honored Gilmore with its Angela Davis Award for Public Scholarship in 2012. A tireless activist, she has cofounded many social justice organizations, including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Ruth Wilson Gilmore joined Rachel Kushner in conversation. You can find the companion talk here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore with Rachel Kushner, 17 April 2019 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 17, 2019.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore with Rachel Kushner

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and a professor of geography at the City University of New York. She is most famous for arguing that the movement for abolition, with its proud history of challenging slavery, should be applied today to the abolition of prisons. In an era when 2.3 million people are behind bars in the United States, she challenges us to think about whether it is ever necessary or productive to lock people in cages.

She warns of the “nightmare made palatable by the terrifying numbers of prisoners and prisons produced by the last generation, while we were all, presumably, awake.” But her hope lies in the fact that “just as real was the growing grassroots activism against the expanded use of criminalization and cages as a catchall solution to social problems. In order to realize their dreams of justice in individual cases, the [freedom] riders decided, through struggle, debate, failure, and renewal, that they must seek general freedom for all from a system in which punishment has become as industrialized as making cars, clothes, or missiles, or growing cotton.”

Gilmore wrote Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (2007) and contributed to The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex (2007). The American Sociological Society honored Gilmore with its Angela Davis Award for Public Scholarship in 2012. A tireless activist, she has cofounded many social justice organizations, including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the videos of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz with Nick Estes, Talk, 11 October 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 11, 2017.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades, working with Indigenous communities on sovereignty and land rights and helping to build the international Indigenous movement. She is Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.

She is the author of numerous books and articles on indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, The Great Sioux Nation, and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which received the 2015 American Book Award. A new book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment is forthcoming in January.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz was introduced by Nick Estes then talked about her work. You can also find the video of the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz with Nick Estes, Conversation, 11 October 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 11, 2017.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades, working with Indigenous communities on sovereignty and land rights and helping to build the international Indigenous movement. She is Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.

She is the author of numerous books and articles on indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, The Great Sioux Nation, and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which received the 2015 American Book Award. A new book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment is forthcoming in January.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz joined in conversation with Nick Estes. You can also find the video of the companion talk here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz with Nick Estes, 11 October 2017 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 11, 2017.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz with Nick Estes, 11 October 2017

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades, working with Indigenous communities on sovereignty and land rights and helping to build the international Indigenous movement. She is Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.

She is the author of numerous books and articles on indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, The Great Sioux Nation, and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which received the 2015 American Book Award. A new book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment is forthcoming in January.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz talked about her work, then joined Nick Estes in conversation. You can also find the videos of the talk and conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Terry Tempest Williams with Colum McCann, Conversation, 8 March 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 8, 2017.

Terry Tempest Williams is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who writes about the intersection of environmental and social justice. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. She is the author of the environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

Her newest book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, released this year to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Terry Tempest Williams joined Colum McCann in conversation. You can find the companion talk here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Terry Tempest Williams with Colum McCann, Talk, 8 March 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 8, 2017.

Terry Tempest Williams is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who writes about the intersection of environmental and social justice. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. She is the author of the environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

Her newest book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, released this year to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Terry Tempest Williams was introduced by Colum McCann, then talked about her work. You can find the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Terry Tempest Williams with Colum McCann, 8 March 2017 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 8, 2017.

Terry Tempest Williams with Colum McCann

Terry Tempest Williams is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who writes about the intersection of environmental and social justice. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. She is the author of the environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

Her newest book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, released this year to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Terry Tempest Williams talked about her work, then joined in conversation with Colum McCann.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the video recordings of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Max Blumenthal with Amy Goodman, Conversation, 10 October 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 10, 2014.

Blumenthal spoke about his most recent book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, his reporting trip to the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, and his testimony to the Russell Tribunal about atrocities he documented in Gaza. This event was followed by a talk with Amy Goodman.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning author and journalist. His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, Salon, Alternet, and many other publications. Dozens of nationally broadcast television and radio programs have sought his insights including CNN’s Weekend Edition, MSNBC’s Countdown, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, and PBS’s Bill Moyers Journal.

Blumenthal’s investigative reporting on the serial femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico won the Online Journalism Association/USC Annenberg’s Best Independent Feature award in 2003. His investigative video reports have been seen by millions of online viewers and rebroadcast by networks from the United States to Russia. His first book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. His newest book is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, for which he was awarded a 2014 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for An Especially Notable Book. Blumenthal is a Senior Writer at Alternet.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Amy Goodman. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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