Born in California, and raised in a half dozen cities across the US, Magalí Rabasa now lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner and kid. A graduate of the UC Davis Cultural Studies program, she is a professor of Latin American cultural studies. Her research focuses on radical publishing projects in the capital cities of Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile, and the kinds of grassroots networks they form. Over the past two decades, she's been active in anticapitalist struggles through a range of alternative media projects, student organizing, and Zapatista solidarity networks, mostly in the SF Bay Area and Mexico.
Peter Garden has been the owner of Turning the Tide Bookstore in the traditional territories of the Cree people, Treaty 6, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan since 2003. Peter has been involved in a variety of social and environmental justice issues with a focus on gender, anti-racism, and Indigenous solidarity. He is a founding board member of The Stand -Community Organizing Centre which opened in the spring of 2015. In 2012 and 2013 he was also a founding member of the Root Down Workers’ Co-operative Cafe. He was a producer, community journalist, and webmaster with Making the Links Radio on CFCR 90.5 FM from 2000 to 2006. Peter has organized and promoted dozens of community events including film screenings, music festivals, book launches, teach-ins, lectures, and community fora. He is a father of two young daughters and an avid disc sport enthusiast.
Born and raised in South Korea, trained and modified in engineering, gender studies, and anthropology, Jieun is interested in pretty much everything that people do with words, bodies, and technologies. She loves to stay idle and enjoy time to think and talk with friends about the busy, busy world. She has been working on an ethnographic study of the promissory world of the Korean stem cell enterprise, and is now enjoying a little bit of idle time to get herself ready to explore the world of dementia.
Chris Kortright was born and raised in California. After living up and down the west coast, he now lives in Saskatchewan. He has been involved in the anarchist milieu in differing degrees for many years focused on anti-capitalism, radical environmentalism, homelessness/housing issues and anti-racism. He is an independent researcher and writer focused on discourses of overpopulation, food scarcity and the politics of scientific knowledge production. He is also affiliated to Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism.
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Michelle is a long-time activist and advocate working on social and environmental justice issues including: wilderness conservation, austerity in public education, and racialized police brutality. Michelle has lived in various locations in the United States and Canada. She currently lives in Saskatchewan where she teaches in the area of social justice and her research focuses on health and justice disparities in a settler state.
When I'm not teaching I do a lot of imagining. For example, I love to imagine that I can play guitar, and do small woodworking projects, and imagine that I'm growing a really awesome garden that would actually support my small family. I also like to imagine how to do all sorts of other things because I have to imagine doing something before I can actually do it. But mostly, I sing a lot of kids' songs with my daughter and discover things anew with her.