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Everything for Everyone

19 May at 19:00 21:00 EDT

Friday, May 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
Argo Bookshop

Join us on Friday, May 19th as we welcome authors M.E. O’Brien and Eman Abdelhadi along with Helen Hudson to discuss their novel of revolutionary science fiction, Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072!

The event begins at 7 pm and is free and open to all. It will take place in-store; please note that masks are required at the Argo. As space is limited, RSVPs are recommended via Eventbrite by clicking here.

About the Book

By the middle of the twenty-first century, war, famine, economic collapse, and climate catastrophe had toppled the world’s governments. In the 2050s, the insurrections reached the nerve center of global capitalism—New York City. This book, a collection of interviews with the people who made the revolution, was published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the New York Commune, a radically new social order forged in the ashes of capitalist collapse.

Here is the insurrection in the words of the people who made it, a cast as diverse as the city itself. Nurses, sex workers, antifascist militants, and survivors of all stripes recall the collapse of life as they knew it and the emergence of a collective alternative. Their stories, delivered in deeply human fashion, together outline how ordinary people’s efforts to survive in the face of crisis contain the seeds of a new world.

About the Authors

M. E. O’Brien writes and speaks on gender freedom and capitalism. Everything for Everyone was her first book, coauthored with Eman Abdelhadi. Her second book, Family Abolition: Capitalism and the Communizing of Care, will be out from Pluto in June 2023. She co-edits two magazines, Pinko, on gay communism, and Parapraxis, on psychoanalytic theory and politics. She works as a therapist, and is pursuing training as a psychoanalyst.

Eman Abdelhadi is an academic, artist and activist based in Chicago who writes and thinks at the intersection of gender, sexuality, politics, and identity. She is co-author of “Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072,” a revolutionary sci-fi novel published in 2022 with Common Notions Press. Her academic work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and covered by press outlets such as the Washington Post, Associated Press, and NPR.  Abdelhadi received her PhD in Sociology in 2019 and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. 

The authors will be joined by discussant Helen Hudson. Helen Hudson has been involved in movements for social liberation for over 30 years, mostly while living in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. Her work has included antiracist, feminist, and queer organizing; eco-justice work; student activism; anarchist movement building; prisoner solidarity and migrant justice.

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