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WGS Research Seminar
March 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Professor Rinaldo Walcott, Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute and Associate Professor (OISE), University of Toronto University of Toronto
Black Movements: Lampedusa, Black Lives Matter and Reorienting Freedom
This paper works with a doubled notion of movement to link Black migrations and Black contemporary political movements. In the paper, I argue that Black movements remake not only political and intellectual spaces but place as well. Black peoples desires for a kind of freedom we are yet to witness and or experience requires a radical reorientation to space and place that is psychical, metaphorical and intellectual. When Black people move shifts occur. This paper draws on the Black radical tradition to offer an account of the political consequences of Black movements as those movements reshape our world.