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Another Story Book Launch: On Property with Rinaldo Walcott

February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the virtual book launch for Rinaldo Walcott’s ON PROPERTY on Thursday, February 25th at 7 PM EST.
Rinaldo Walcott will be joined in conversation by Beverly Bain and Idil Abdillahi.

Tune in live for a discussion, reading, and a Q&A. You could win a copy of the book!

The event will be streamed on Facebook Live (Another Story Bookshop FB PageBiblioasis FB page) and on YouTube. A recording will also be posted after the event on the ASB YouTube page here.
From plantation rebellion to prison labour’s super-exploitation, Walcott examines the relationship between policing and property.

That a man can lose his life for passing a fake $20 bill when we know our economies are flush with fake money says something damning about the way we’ve organized society. Yet the intensity of the calls to abolish the police after George Floyd’s death surprised almost everyone. What, exactly, does abolition mean? How did we get here? And what does property have to do with it? In On Property, Rinaldo Walcott explores the long shadow cast by slavery’s afterlife and shows how present-day abolitionists continue the work of their forebears in service of an imaginative, creative philosophy that ensures freedom and equality for all. Thoughtful, wide-ranging, compassionate, and profound, ON PROPERTY makes an urgent plea for a new ethics of care.
Rinaldo Walcott is a Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. His research is in the area of Black Diaspora Cultural Studies, gender and sexuality.


February 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm