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Lecture dr. Gina Dent: "Anchored to the Real: Black Literature in the Wake...

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On Wednesday 16th May, dr. Gina Dent will give lecture titled "Anchored to the Real: Black Literature in the Wake of Anthropology"

In her lecture, Dent will present from her forthcoming book Anchored to the Real: Black Literature in the Wake of Anthropology (Duke UP). The lecture examines questions of race, gender and geopolitics in the translation of black writers into American literature. With a specific focus on the productive and disabling role of the social sciences, anthropology in particular, in this act of translation, the lecture provides insight into black culture in the Diaspora and the conditions of knowledge production.




When? Wednesday May 16th 2018

Time? 6.30 PM (program starts at 7 PM) to 10 PM

Where? The Black Archives / Vereniging Ons Suriname, Zeeburgerdijk 19a, 1093SK

Entrance? €10,- (excl. service costs) | € 8,- (incl service costs) | All proceeds will be invested in the development of The Black Archives. We have reserved several tickets for people who are on a tight budget. Are you really motivated to join us and on a tight budget? Send an e-mail to info@nucnet.nl with a sort motivation than we can make a ticket available.

Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education – A Week with Angela Davis

A weeklong program that will be taking place from 12-17 May at various arts, cultural, educational and heritage institutions, and community centers in Amsterdam.


Artists, educators and activists have often been at the forefront of challenging social and cultural hierarchies within society. Events of the past decade have highlighted a noticeable increase in authoritarianism, racism, sexism, environmental disasters and economic hardship at local and global levels. This turbulent climate has prompted significant responses in the form of social movements calling for more inclusion, decolonization, and liberation within cultural and educational institutions.

In what ways are artists, educators and activists re-energizing cultural and knowledge production in the Netherlands? In what ways can institutions help mobilize these efforts towards creating a more just society for all?

Armed with thoughts, books, poetry and dance Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education aims to connect social, cultural, and educational institutions and initiatives in order to address themes of social justice, equality, artistic production and education, and share the emancipatory practices that emerge within these fields with a larger public.

This weeklong series celebrates the role and importance of black scholarship, cultural production, and activism within our contemporary polarized society. Central to the program is the work of Professor Angela Davis, whose life’s work exemplifies the value of interdisciplinary and intersectional practices of liberation.

Angela Davis’s work spans many decades. She is deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world through her activism and scholarship. Her work as an educator – both at the university and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender and sexual justice. Angela Davis is joined by her long-term collaborator Professor Gina Dent, whose work on prison abolition, feminism, social justice, and black literature and art contributes to the ongoing struggle for global social justice.

Moving Together aspires to amplify ongoing conversations on refugee, anti-racist, feminist, queer, trans*, anti-border, anti-nationalist, prison abolition, and environmental justice struggles through sharing knowledge and strengthening connections between arts, activism and education.

Check the program website: http://movingtogether.info/

More information: http://materialculture.nl/en/moving-together-activism-art-and-education

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