The Cable presents... Chav Solidarity Book Reading

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PRSC The Space

17-25 Jamaica Street

Bristol

BS2 8JW

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Author D Hunter joins the Bristol Cable for a reading & discussion of his book Chav Solidarity

About this Event

Chav Solidarity is described as "part autobiography, part meditation on trauma, class and identity, part one finger salute into the face of respectability politics, but mostly an articulation of the contradictory heart of chavvy sh*t heads across the U.K."

Hunter uses his experiences as (in his words) child sex worker, teenage crack addict, violent thug and community activist to examine the ways in which our classed experiences shape the ways in which we think and do our politics.

Hunter will read excerpts from the book, as well as discussing its origins and surrounding issues. As with all Cable events, there'll also be a chance for open discussion regarding the issues raised in the book.

This event is open to all - members (free/donation) and non-members (£3 ticket). Doors will open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Bar/refreshments available.

Content Warning

Throughout the book there are references to sexual violence, racism (interpersonal and institutional), gendered violence (physical, psychological and verbal), various forms of physical violence, suicide, drug usage, transphobia, murder, and police brutality. These topics may therefore come up at the event.

More about the book

Dog Section Press said

"It's one of those books that, after reading, you make urgent recommendations to friends, family and comrades - everything is changed and your world looks different now. It's maybe the most important political text written for many, many years. Before Bakunin, before Marx, certainly before anything we've published, read this book now..."

Ewa Jasiewicz in Red Pepper said:

"Every page of this book is a spark, a window, a blow, bringing realisation. This is honestly the most important intervention into mainstream, predominantly white and middle class social movements – of which I count myself a part of and perpetuator of for many years – that I have ever read. This book does what groundbreaking writing should – models new awareness and challenges, reflects and changes the reader’s thinking and understanding of oneself and their relationship to others. Take it, grab it with both hands and read it."

More information can be found at www.chavsolidarity.com

About the venue

The Space at PRSC is a venue with a liscensed bar.

The space is a ground floor venue accessible to wheelchairs but does not have a wheelchair accessible toilet.

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PRSC The Space

17-25 Jamaica Street

Bristol

BS2 8JW

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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