Liberated to the Bone with Susan Raffo

About the Event

Susan Raffo is the author of Liberated to the Bone, part of adrienne maree brown's Emergent Strategy Series from AK Press. She is also currently spending a year walking from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and will be in Ithaca as part of that walk. This event is going to be a mix of conversation and practice, all of it sitting around the question guiding her walk: what does it mean to live on this land in a good way - together. This is not an idealistic question, but a deeply practical one embedded with 500+ years of colonial and racial violence and so much resistance, reclamation and remembering. This question holds in its heart the fact of genocide, of climate destruction, and of increasing surveillance technologies that depend on eugenic profiling to determine who fits and who doesn't and also the fact that within a week of closing down capitalism in light of COVID, wolves were spotted walking through Minnesota cities. Raffo's work is grounded in healing justice and her work in Minneapolis has included being part of healing justice and abolition strategies.

About the Author

Susan Raffo (she/her) is a writer, cultural worker and bodyworker with a personal practice who does much of her work through the Healing Histories Project, a network of abolitionist healers/health practitioners, community organizers, researchers/historians & cultural workers building solidarity to interrupt the medical industrial complex and harmful systems of care, as well as locally as a core group member of REP, a Black-led network showing up to support others in moments of crisis or urgency, with care and respect for the full dignity and autonomy of those in crisis. Raffo is the author of Queerly Classed (1997), Restricted Access (1999), and Liberated to the Bone (AK Press: 2022). From April 2024-March 2025, she will be spending a year walking from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific. You can find her writing and other work at


Event date: 
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
215 N. Cayuga Street
Dewitt Mall
Ithaca, NY 14850
Liberated to the Bone: Histories. Bodies. Futures. By Susan Raffo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849354653
Availability: Available via Warehouse (7-10 Days)
Published: AK Press - November 15th, 2022