Ruth Wilson Gilmore

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Ruth Wilson Gillmore was a founder of Critical Resistance.

Critical Resistance

Critical Resistance was founded by Angela Davis, Rose Braz, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, and others. The organization is primarily volunteer member-based, with eleven members staffing across the Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, New Orleans, and New York chapters.

There are chapters throughout the country, including Gainesville, Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Oakland, New York, Tampa, Washington DC, and New Orleans.[1]

Critical conversations on settler colonialism


This week we continue our collaboration with The Red Nation and Arab Resource and Organizing Center on a series of critical conversations on settler colonialism, US imperialism, and decolonization.

Tonight's forum will explore how the politics of abolition help us learn lessons for international solidarity during COVID-19 and features: Ruthie Wilson Gilmore of the CUNY Graduate Center, Emmy Rakete of People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA), and Mohamed Shehk of Critical Resistance. The forum will be introduced by The Red Nation's Nicolas Cruz and moderated by CPE's Rachel Herzing.

Center for Political Education

In 1999 Ruth Wilson Gilmore of the Geography Department, UC Berkeley, Eric Quezada of Mission Housing Development Corporation, Ron Johnson, a South Bay Housing Activist and Ted Gullickson of the San Francisco Tenants Union gave a talk entitled "Where’s the Party?"at an educational forum on the history and legacy of Marxist and Leninist Parties. The talks were sponsored by the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism linked organization, the Center for Political Education.[2]

In 2002 Ruthie Gilmore of the California Prison Moratorium Project and Critical Resistance; Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; Jay Mendoza of the Philip Vera Cruz Justice Project; and Heba Nimr, INS Watch, Co-sponsored with the California Prison Moratorium Project and Critical Resistance gave talks entitled: "U.S. Immigration Policy and the Intensifying Police State." The classes were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education, an organization closely associated with the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.[3]

In 2003 Ruthie Gilmore of Critical Resistance and the California Prison Moratorim Project, Jody Sokolower of Education not Incarceration Coalition, and Jenny Friedenbach of the Coalition on Homelessness and No on N Campaign gave talks entitled: "War at Home: Recession and Repression." The classes were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education.[3]

Critical Resistance event

Critical Resistance and Brecht Forum presented Angela Y. Davis/Ruthie Gilmore/Vijay Prashad/ Laura Flanders...

Friday, May, 20, 2011 Riverside Church, South Hall Admission: $50-$250. (includes admission to main event -"The World We Want is the World We Need". Riverside Church, Nave 490 Riverside Drive. Admission: $20-$30

Host Committee: Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr, Malaika Adero, Seth Adler, Shana Agid, Sam Anderson, Kai Barrow, Andrea Bible, Jean Carey Bond, Dorothy Burnham, Melanie Bush, Rod Bush, Angela Cali, Susie Day, Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley, Joan Gibbs, Elspeth Gilmore, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Lennox Hinds, Esther Cooper Jackson, Peter Marcuse, Jerry Meyer, Charlene Mitchell, Mary Morgan, Mary Lou Patterson, Beth E. Richie, Shreya Shah, Alvin Starks, Farrah Tanis, Laura Whitehorn.[4]

Confronting Racial Capitalism conference

Paul Ortiz November 21, 2014:


With Cedric Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson in 2014 at the Confronting Racial Capitalism conference and thinking through the challenges we face today. The book that has grown from this collaboration, "Futures of Black Radicalism" is out NOW by Verso edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin and available for a 50% discount! . — with Robin D. G. Kelley, Thulani Davis, Christina Heatherton, Danny Widener, Jordan T. Camp, Angela Davis, Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Elizabeth Robinson at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

"Futures of Black Radicalism"

Paul Ortiz September 3, 2017:


"Futures of Black Radicalism". Edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin with contributions by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Jordan T. Camp, Angela Davis, Nikhil Singh, Paul Ortiz, Erica Edwards, Robin D. G. Kelley and others! — at Verso Books.