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Revisiting the RNC 2000: A Discussion with Author and Activist Kris Hermes [NYC]

  • The Base 1302 Myrtle Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11221 United States (map)

This August marks the 15-year anniversary of direct action against the prison-industrial complex and arrest of hundreds of activists during the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. In response, dissidents confronted new forms of political repression by pushing legal boundaries and establishing new models of collective resistance.

Join activist and author Kris Hermes at The Base for a discussion on his new book, Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000, to explore the origins of contemporary protest policing and the creative political resistance used to overcome it. Hermes and a former RNC 2000 arrestee and Student Liberation Action Movement (SLAM) member will discuss their experiences on the ground in Philadelphia and how they relate to the movement today. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the discussion!