Please join us Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 4pm (Pacific time) for Electron(s) Dance: a Bay Area virtual gathering of the David Graeber Intergalactic Memorial Carnival. (Registration form below.)
David Graeber was an anthropologist who taught at the London School of Economics. He was a wonderful advocate for anarchism and mutual aid. Legend has it that he helped to coin the phrase “We are the 99%” that galvanized the Occupy Movement. He was a scholar many of us admired. His spirit shapes our work here at IAFS and we feel the loss of his passing with his friends, family, and activists around the world.
As part of the David Graeber Intergalactic Memorial Carnival, IAFS together with Sarah Marie Neilson are organizing a Bay Area virtual gathering by Zoom to lift up David’s gifts and celebrate his life. If you were ever moved by David’s work, if you are just learning about him now and want to learn more, if you are looking for a moment of fun with kindred spirits in these strange times, please join us!
The event will be virtual by Zoom for accessibility and geographic reasons. Participants are invited to make and wear carnival masks to honor the carnival practices that David enjoyed. Everyone is invited to share favorite passages from and/or performances inspired by David’s work. Or just hang out and connect. (Please click here for the Memorial Assembly Guide.)
David left us with a wonderful collection of writing. For those just getting to know him we recommend the following:
- Graeber & Grubačić, Introduction to Mutual Aid, 2020.
- Graeber, Ferguson and the Criminalization of American Life, 2015.
- Graeber, What is the Point if we can’t have fun?, 2014.