Debt and Property Violence Workshop

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Organizers: Verónica Gago and Luci Cavallero (GIIF-UBA) in collaboration with the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) August 20, 2020 4:00 pm, Buenos Aires  Organized by GIIF (Grupo de Investigación e Intervención Feminista, Feminist Investigation and Intervention Group, at the University of Buenos Aires) in collaboration with the ICCTP, this is the first workshop in the ICCTP’s series on “Debt, Vulnerability, and Forms of Care.” The workshop focuses on the relationship between debt and social reproduction along three main lines of inquiry. The first concerns access to housing, which has become a key terrain for the production of debt …

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The Million Book Project: The Power of Freedom Libraries Special Event Featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts and Elizabeth Alexander

mschonbrun Events

Join Reginald Dwayne Betts, poet and legal scholar, in a conversation with Elizabeth Alexander, renowned poet, educator, memoirist, and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, on Thursday, July 30th at 5 pm EDT for the special event “The Million Book Project: The Power of Freedom Libraries” about the launch of The Million Book Project and the liberating power of literature. Please RSVP for this virtual event by clicking HERE.  (Registration required!) The Million Book Project, spearheaded by Mr. Betts, marks the first major grant since the announcement of the Foundation’s new strategic direction – one that grounds all its …

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Art in Our Moment: A Conversation with Kiyan Williams and Gioncarlo Valentine

RMcGlazer Arts and Culture, Events

July 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Join artists Kiyan Williams (they/them) and Gioncarlo Valentine (he/they) for a conversation about their aesthetic practice in our moment of explicit anti-black and anti-trans*, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming violence, threaded with—and refused by—collective action and care. Moderated by Isaac Jean-François (he/him) Please RSVP to irwgs@columbia.edu for Zoom Link. About the Speakers Gioncarlo Valentine (b. 1990) is an award winning American photographer and writer. Valentine hails from Baltimore City and attended Towson University, in Maryland. Backed by his seven years of social work experience, his work focuses on issues faced by marginalized populations, most often focusing his lens …

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Conversations on The Black Register and Resolutely Black

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Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs on Zoom for two inaugural events in a series of interventions organized by the Critical South book series. These events will put two recently published books on Blackness and decoloniality into timely conversation with our current political moment. Tuesday, June 16 10:00 am PDT / 7:00 pm SAST The Black Register, a conversation with Tendayi Sithole (University of South Africa), Victoria Collis-Buthelezi (University of Johannesburg), and Thabang Monoa (University of Johannesburg), moderated by David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine). Tendayi Sithole’s The Black Register asks: how have Black thinkers confronted and made sense of a world structured by anti-Blackness, a world that militates …

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