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The Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be screening the film Homotopia on Sunday October 23rd at 7pm.

This movie is directed by some of the same people making the presentation on October 19th at the University of Richmond on Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. We hope to continue ideas and conversations from that event during discussion after the movie screening. We also think the recent repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell makes this movie particularly relevant for discussion by queers and queer allies.

Set sometime in the future-present Homotopia chronicles a group of radical queer’s dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, undoing Empire, while looking totally fierce. Woven into the story of Yoshi’s adventures in love, resistance, and sex, is a critique of the crushing violence of homonormativity and its deadly perpetuation of US patriotism, conservative kinship structures and affective accumulation. Homotopia holds cinematic assumptions hostage through its motley assemblage of never-passing crew. Race, gender, ability and desire are reworked through an anti-colonial take of queer struggle creating a visual rhythm of melancholic utopianism that knows there may be no future but still hopes today is not their last. Love revolution, not State delusion, Homotopia.

December’s Anarchist Black Cross Meeting will be on Tuesday the 14th of December at 7pm at the Wingnut.

We will be talking about what people would like to see the Anarchist Black Cross in Richmond involved in. In particular, we want to talk about doing monthy demonstrations outside of the Richmond City Jail to let the inmates know that they are not forgotten. If you have ideas for how you think political prisoner support or prison abolition should be approached in Richmond please come and share your ideas!

We will also be writing letters to queer and trans prisoners in Virginia! (more…)