Prof. Felice Blake, Director, American Cultures and Global Contexts Center and Alison Reed, Graduate Student Fellow, American Cultures and Global Contexts Center
We here at the ACGCC are getting really excited for our first Antiracism Inc. event of the year - "Engaged Activism/Activist Encounters." Next Thursday, October 17, 2013 in South Hall 2635, we will hold two related discussions: 1) a lunchtime meeting featuring the Shawn Greenwood Working Group (SGWG) and 2) an afternoon forum about incarceration, drones, and detention with the SGWG, student activists, and academics. Both events are free and open to the public. Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided.
Some key details are provided below:
12:30-1:45pm – Talk with the Shawn Greenwood Working Group (more info and their Statement of Purpose can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/160249449/Shawn-Greenwood-Working-Group-Monthly-Newsletter-August-2013).
3-5pm – Roundtable Discussion on activist responses to police murder, global security, drones, immigration, detention, occupation, incarceration, and other forms of state violence. We intend to foster dialogue and raise questions across racialized, gendered, and disciplinary divides with a common critique of the state to develop new frames for activism and coalition.
"Engaged Activism/Activist Encounters" is part of the program series Antiracism Inc. We are very enthusiastic about the direction of our program for the coming academic year. The Antiracism Inc. program series will feature the subheading “Antiracism Works.” We seek to extend the critical frames for addressing issues central to Antiracism Inc. by collaborating with community organizations. We seek to bridge intellectual work with community connection and engagement. Rather than hoarding intellectual goods, products, and services within the institution, we seek to build foundations for collective knowledge production across institutional divides. What frameworks and concepts do we need to critically and practically engage with ongoing movements for justice? What lines of flight, poetics of struggle, and radical imaginaries become possible through alternative modes for circulating and producing knowledge? While never minimizing the importance of examining the operation of institutional power, our questions look to the ways that power operates on the ground (broadly conceived) in the everyday. The program thus offers opportunities for engaging students, faculty, and community members, giving us coalitional work to do.
Please see the attached flyer for more information about our invited speakers.
Hope to see you there!
Prof. Felice Blake, Director, American Cultures and Global Contexts Center
Alison Reed, Graduate Student Fellow, American Cultures and Global Contexts Center