Working With Others: Convivial Research (Revisited)

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Photos of Manuel Callahan, Stefano Harney and Tonika Sealy Thompson
This public conversation picks up from a May panel discussion at the Oakland Book Festival, which featured Manuel Callahan, Fred Moten and Stefano Harney and was organized by Linda Norton. Part of the proposition is that "conviviality" posits ways of working together as citizens, reclaiming the commons not as a resource to be exploited but as a relationship to be fostered. Callahan, Harney and Tonika Sealy Thompson will share their experience working with others, conversing with one another and with their audience, regarding practices of "convivial research." Free.
City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, Lucy Parsons Room, 1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center, Labor Archives and Research Center
The Poetry Center
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Manuel Callahan

Manuel Callahan is an insurgent learner and convivial researcher with the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy. He also participates in the Universidad de la Tierra Califas when he is not working for the Mexican American Studies Department at San Jose State University.

Stefano Harney

Stefano Harney teaches at Singapore Management University. He is author, with Fred Moten, of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study, and co-artistic director of the 2016 Bergen Assembly triennial in Norway.

Tonika Sealy Thompson

Tonika Sealy Thompson is a doctoral student in performance studies at University of California, Berkeley. She is engaged in Caribbean cultural and political thought, queer studies and multilingual/hemispheric black diaspora studies. She grew up in Barbados and works globally as a curator and festival director in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific.

Steve Dickison

Steve Dickison, moderator, directs The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University, and teaches there and at California College of the Arts.

Howard Zinn Book Fair

The Howard Zinn Book Fair is a celebration of People’s History, Past Present and Future. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn, participants recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small.


Howard Zinn Book Fair