April 16, 2012
Don't miss the Manning Marable Memorial Conference, “A new vision of black freedom: Reinvigorating social theory, redefining political struggle,” Thursday April 26- Sunday April 29 at Columbia University.
Marable's Pulitzer Prize winning book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention will be discussed and analyzed. Conference topics include mass incarceration, voter suppression, black feminism, LGTB activism and Islamaphobia. Saturday's conference panel, “Models of black leadership” will include a discussion of Shirley Chisholm's leadership with Shirley Chisholm Project Director Barbara Winslow, and Chisholm biographer Zinga Fraser as panelists.
The Institute for research on African American Studies at Columbia University is hosting the conference:
The political spirit of the conference reflects Dr. Marable’s materialist critique of racism (past and present), imperialism, war, and capitalist exploitation, as well as his commitment to the black radical tradition; transnational liberation movements; human rights; environmental justice; radical democracy; solidarity and common cause among—and comparative analysis of—the struggles of oppressed and colonized people around the world; workers; women; the poor; people of color; gays and lesbians; immigrants; and prisoners. The conference seeks to generate new energy, analysis, ideas and initiatives that creatively address and engage the social problems that Dr. Marable’s work addressed, especially the ongoing crisis of structural racism in national and global political economies.
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