Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Announcement, Event, Health Care, Southeast
Announcing the Health Autonomy Conference in Durham, North Carolina in May of 2023.
We invite healthcare workers, caregivers and all who are aligned with our principles to converge in Durham, North Carolina in May of 2023 to find and support one another while creating exits from exploitative medical mazes.
Are you are a healthcare worker or caregiver who wants to share skills and knowledge, plug into an educational track, propose a discussion, screen a film or discuss something we haven’t even mentioned? Submit a proposal!
What to Expect:
Three days and nights of discussion, workshops, speakers, hands on learning, films, food and fellowship!
We seek experts in their respective experiences, fields, and communities to share skills and knowledge that may be difficult or impossible to access outside of the space we create together.
For those looking to orient around specific fields for the weekend, we will experiment with tracks to (optionally) follow in order to foster self-organizing and reinforce long-lasting networks.
We will create space to vent and grieve all we have lost in the last few years and will provide ample time to nourish ourselves together.
Who We Are:
We are anti-authoritarian, abolitionist, and anarchist healthcare workers re-imagining and undermining the medical-industrial complex. We look towards a future that prioritizes collective care over individualized exploitation. We honor expertise and undermine professionalism. We believe that all humans should have access to knowledge of their bodies, unmediated by the hands of state and capital. We work towards a future wherein all human and planetary life has intrinsic and non-exchangeable value, where we are able to live and die on our own terms.
We look to deconstruct the lines separating patient and provider and hope to collaborate on truly shifting the way power flows in these systems. We are pro-autonomy, anti-individual, pro-intimacy, anti-commodification, and so joyful to be coming together to do this work. We are an evolving network.
If these values resonate with you, we invite you to conspire with us.