Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism

The publication is an attempt at producing an open source course/publication that draw on reflection of the Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism symposium and its preceding events held in Champaign and in Chicago, Illinois on September 2017.

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The symposium brought together activists and scholars to share and reflect on their experiences in constructing solidarities across “boundaries”—activist/academic, formal/informal politics, nationalities— and overlapping identities—racialized, ethnicized, gendered, sexualized. This symposium, was funded by the Illinois International Program Conference Grant and was built on a yearlong Insurgent Midwest project. This project supported by the Humanities Without Walls consortium funded by a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, brought together a group of Midwestern scholars and activists from the Midwest, South Africa and Mexico. Our motivation has been to facilitate spaces of conversation among globally conscious but locally situated insurgent practices for a more humane urban development and urbanism. The symposium responded to our urgent need for a space of collaborative reflection and exchange within a broader community of scholars/activists, who have extensive experience in the field of transnational social/solidarity movements.
The material of this open source publication is organized around 13 modules that users can access to support teaching and training initiatives. There are three main sections to this publication:

Section I. Displacement, Racism and Alienation in the Time of Late Capitalism
Section II. Getting Through Collectives
Section III. Forging Radical Care

Each of these sections contain different modules that can be accessed throughout this publication.

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