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Organized by The Caribbean Philosophical Association Co-sponsors: The Caribbean Philosophical Association and The Marxist Education Project Special tributes by: Donna Edmonds Mitchell First Nation activist, community scholar, poet and creative artist Elaine Olaoye Professor and poet Participants Include: Linda Alcoff, Philosophy, Hunter College & CUNY Karida Brown, Sociology, Brown University Drucilla Cornell, Political Science and WGSS, Rutgers University Jane Gordon, Political Science and Africana Studies, UCONN Lewis Gordon, Philosophy and Africana Studies, UCONN Aaron Kamugisha, Cultural Studies, UWI, Cave Hill,…Find out more »
“And I say that between colonization and civilization there is an infinite distance; that out of all the colonial expeditions that have been undertaken, out of all the colonial statutes that have been drawn up, out of all the memoranda that have been dispatched by all the ministries, there could not come a single human value.”
` —Aimé Césaire
Following our discourse on his groundbreaking discourse we will consider three novels on the colonized Caribbean, long engaged in revolutionary struggle.
...Etoke explores how diasporic Africans reconcile that which has been destroyed with what is newly introduced, framing this inherent tension as the character of Africana historical becoming. On October 30th, Etoke will read from and speak about her newly translated work while Lewis R. Gordon, who authored its new foreword, and Souleymane Bachir Diagne will address the continued relevance of its searching diagnoses.Find out more »
he panel will look at the current Haitian political crisis and popular revolt; the Haitian revolution, its emancipatory legacy of liberation and contradictions; the lessons of the 1946 and 1986 revolts in Haiti; race and class in Santo Domingo; the 1965 Dominican revolution as well as prospects for cross-border and international solidarity and revolution on the island and beyond.Find out more »