Re-visiting Conflict is Not Abuse, by Sarah Schulman.


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Conflict is not abuse

Later this year, PICA and PNCA will host events involving writer Sarah Schuman. Information on the events is below. To warm up for what promises to be some very interesting conversation around Schulman's work and trhought, we are re-airing our conversation earlier this year on Schulman's book, 'Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstatring Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair.' 

Participing in the conversation: Kat and Red. 

Red is founder and director of STROLL, the Sex Traders' Radical Outreach and Liberation Lobby, a grassroots harm reduction, outreach, education, and community organisation BY sex workers, FOR sex workers.A confused Boston transplant to the West Coast since her teens, Red grew up in Portland's strip clubs. she does the public health and rights focused zine Working It, works on her oral history of Portland’s clubs and sex worker activism in Portland. her writing can be found on Tits and Sass.

Kat Salas is a queer latinx sex worker, artist, and activist in Portland Oregon.


From PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art) and PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art):

SARAH SCHULMAN, Gentrification of the Mind

PANEL DISCUSSION, with Lisa Bates, Professor of Urban Studies & Planning at Portland State University; Sharita Towne, artist, activist, and educator; and manuel arturo abreu, artist and writer  


Date: Saturday, December 2

Location: PICA, 15 NE Hancock St

Sliding Scale: $0 - $20 (all proceeds benefit Esther's Pantry)

2:00 PM Reading and Talk: Distinguished writer Sarah Schulman (NYC) discusses her thought-provoking 2011 book, Gentrification of the Mind, including audience Q&A. 

3:00 PM Panel: Local activists will be invited to discuss key ideas in Gentrification of the Mind and their relevance to present-day Portland’s queer communities, housing crises, and HIV/AIDS social justice movements.

4:30 PM Screening: A screening of the documentary UNITED IN ANGER: A History of Act Up, followed by a Q&A with Sarah Schulman (co-producer of the film) faciliated by Stephanie Snyder, Anne and John Hauberg Director & Curator, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College and curator of an upcoming retrospective of artist and AIDS activist Gregg Bordowitz


SARAH SCHULMAN, Conflict is Not Abuse

Followed by a guest-moderated discussion with the author

Date: Sunday, December 3, 4:00 PM 

Location: Pacific Northwest College of Art - Shipley Mediatheque

Writer Sarah Schulman discusses her controversial new publication, Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair. Discussion with audience and guest moderator to follow. 

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