Book Talk: Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories By Hilary Klein

05/06/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
May 6, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Sociology Lounge, the Graduate Center, CUNY. Compañeras is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement. In 1994, the Zapatista movement captured the world’s attention with its brief armed uprising, demanding political, economic, and social equality for the rural population of Chiapas, Mexico. Since then, this indigenous [read more»]

France Through Post-Colony

Mayanthi Fernando (Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of California Santa Cruz) “France is my Bled’: The Unpredictable Future of Impolite Citizenship” and Yarimar Bonilla (Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University) “Non-Sovereign Futures? French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment” In discussion with: Tony Alessandrini, English, Kingsborough Community College Vincent Crapanzano, Distinguished Professor, Comparative Literature and Anthropology at [read more»]

Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa: Mining, Capitalism and the Spirit of Marikana

04/28/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room C201
  April 28, 2015
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Room c201
The Graduate Center, CUNY. The Marikana massacre, which witnessed 34 mineworkers being gunned down by the police on 16 August 2012 arguably marked a key turning point in South African history. However, we know very little about the informal networks that were created by mineworkers in order to [read more»]

Congo Crisis: US Evangelicals, Congolese Christians, and the Politics of Race and Decolonization, 1960-64

04/01/2015
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 5307, CUNY Graduate Center
Join us for a talk by Melani McAlister, Chair, Department of American Studies Associate Professor of American Studies, International Affairs, and Media & Public Affairs. April 1, 2015 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m. Room 5307, the Graduate Center, CUNY.
In the early 1960s, Congo was in crisis. As the newly independent nation’s first prime minister was assassinated and violence wracked the country, a [read more»]

Book Talk: Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

03/30/2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 6304.01
Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture (Pantheon 2014) focuses at the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world. Aidi analyzes how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in the War [read more»]

Dismantling Racism in the Food System

03/18/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 9206/9207
A talk by Eric Holt-Giménez  and discussion led by Marc Edelman and Karen Washington This event will be LIVESTREAMED: Go to videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu  and click on the link in the “Live Videos” box on the upper right hand side of the page. Today’s food system has been shaped by the privatization of public goods and the deregulation of corporate capital, [read more»]

Feminist Perspectives on Resistance and Solidarity in Palestine and Israel

02/27/2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room C201
The Center for the Study of Women and Society
presents:
Feminist Perspectives on Resistance and Solidarity in Palestine and Israel Rabab Abdulhadi and Simona Sharoni met over twenty five years ago and have collaborated on multiple projects. They will discuss the following topics: the distorted dominant media coverage of the assault which ignored the power disparities between [read more»]