Radical Citizenship: The Tutorials, Angel Island Overnight

Mary Walling Blackburn

Radical Citizenship: The Tutorials, Angel Island Overnight

Curated by Valerie Imus, SoEx Curatorial Committee Member


When: Thursday, September 16, 12:30pm - Friday, September 17, 2:00pm
Location: Angel Island Kayak campsite (Reservations required. Call SoEx at 415-863-2141 to reserve a spot.)
To and From Angel Island: Meet at Pier 41 on Thursday, September 16 at 12:30pm to catch the ferry to Angel Island. Ferries return to San Francisco from Angel Island at 10:10am, 2pm, and 3:25pm on Friday, September 17.
Cost: $12/round trip ferry ticket (purchase tickets at Pier 41)

Tutors On Site:

Amanda Eicher and Jen Smith
Julia Sherman
Mary Walling Blackburn
Shanti Morell-Hart

Angel Island was the historic site of West Coast immigration processing from 1910-1949. Amidst the island’s ghostly residue of an abandoned army facility, a Nike Missile site, the remains of an immigration processing facility, and groves of Eucalyptus, let's test other ways to belong to a nation. Mary Walling Blackburn and Anhoek School present Radical Citizenship: The Tutorials, a series of one-on-one tutorials for participants with artists, activists, ecologists, and academics from various disciplines. Tutors engage participants in individualized inquiries into the nature of citizenship and its enactment. Together both the tutor and the participant will deconstruct the terms of what it means to be a citizen, upset its definition as based on a principle of exclusion, and redefine it as practice rather than status.

The tutorials on Thursday, September 16 will be held on Angel Island from 3pm to dusk--after the last ferry has left. Tutorials the following day on Friday, September 17 will take place from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

A campsite has been reserved for this overnight event. Spaces are limited and reservations are required! Please call SoEx at 415-863-2141 to reserve a spot and for more information on camping on the Island.