Thursday, April 4, 2013

Today at UMich: Minkah Makalani, "The Union of All Oppressed Peoples: Black and Asian Radicals on Empire and Coloniality"

Sounds fierce. Today at UMich.
The University of Michigan Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program Present 
Minkah Makalani, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies University of Texas Austin
"The Union of All Oppressed Peoples: Black and Asian Radicals on Empire and Coloniality"
DAAS Haven Hall 4700
Thursday, April 4
1:00 to 2:30pm
This talk will focus on the important yet often neglected role that black-Asian interactions during the 1920s and 1930s played in shaping black radicalism and Marxist organizing in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. Through the 1927 meeting of the League against Imperialism in Brussels, Belgium and other encounters, black and Asian radicals charted a political genealogy outside the institutional and theoretical corridors of organized Marxism. They saw in the struggles of the African and Asian worlds the basis for world liberation and an end not only to capitalism, imperialism, and Empire, but more fundamentally, to coloniality.
Bio: Minkah Makalani is the author of In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939 (UNC Press, 2011). He is currently working on a book titled Calypso Conquered the World: C. L. R. James and the Unimaginable Democracy in Trinidadian Postcolonyand a second project on Anglophone, African American, and Afro-Dominican interactions during the second U.S. military occupation of the Dominican Republic in 1965-1966.

And don't forget Museum of Chinese in American (MOCA) founder Jack Tchen today at University of Michigan too for the Understanding Race Project! He is beyond cool!

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