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Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief

December 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join anthology editor and contributor Cindy Milstein for the Hamilton launch of “Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief”. This collection, as Silvia Federici, author of “Caliban and the Witch,” puts it, “uncovers the destruction of life that capitalist development leaves in its trail. But it is also witness to the power of grief as a catalyst to collective resistance.”

The evening will introduce the book project, Cindy will share their thoughts on the themes that weave through the book, and it will conclude with a facilitated conversation.

Via first-person and/or frontline stories, the anthology’s thirty-seven contributors illuminate, bittersweetly, that we can bear almost anything when it is worked through collectively. Grief is generally thought of as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us, while at the same time building the humane social practices that reduce suffering and accentuate quality of life for everyone. Addressing tragedies from Fukushima to Palestine, incarceration to eviction, AIDS crises to border crossings, and racism to rape, the intimate yet tenacious writing in this volume shows that mourning can pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, empathy, and solidarity.

Copies of the anthology will be available for sale at the event.

This event is free, but donations are appreciated to help cover Cindy’s travel; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more info on the book, see:


December 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Tower


The Tower
281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada

Along with events, the Tower has open hours at the following times to pick something up from the library, buy books, or hang out and drink coffee: Sundays noon-5pm and Thursdays 5-9pm.