Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition & Cultures of Liberation

11/20/2014 - 11/21/2014
All Day
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
Occasioned by the work of Cedric J. Robinson, this symposium brings together leading radical thinkers to consider the history and ongoing struggle against racial capitalism. From Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition to his more recent work, Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theatre and Film Before World War II, Robinson’s scholarship has been unafraid to think big. Through two days of conversation, we aim to do the same. [read more»]

After Gezi, After the Elections, After ISIS: Politics in Turkey Now

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9206/9207
After Gezi, After the Elections, After ISIS: Politics in Turkey Now  This panel will present a conversation about the current political context in Turkey, in the wake of popular protests (Gezi and its follow-ups), parliamentary and presidential elections (which have strengthened the hand of the ruling AK Party), and regional politics (particularly the horror of Syria and the rise of [read more»]

FILM and discussion with filmmaker: Zinda Bhaag

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Room C198, CUNY Graduate Center
Please join us for a screening and discussion of Zinda Bhaag, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Meenu Gaur, moderated by Saadia Toor. November 3, 2014 7:00-9:00PM Room C198 Graduate Center, CUNY
What makes a man step into a cargo container that is going to be sealed for days? Why does he step into a flimsy [read more»]

“Prison is a form of violence against women”

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  The Center for the Study of Women and Society presents: A Panel Discussion on Women’s Prison Issues  With CECILY MCMILLAN, AMY MEACHAM, and SHARON RICHARDSON. Moderated by VICTORIA LAW. The event will be a curated video program and discussion about the motivations for and processes of organizing against prisons as gender violence. Please join us on October 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m. [read more»]

Philosophical Theologies & Philosophy of Religion in Africana Traditions

9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Elebash Recital Hall
The inaugural Annual conference on Philosophical Theologies & Philosophy of Religion in Africana Traditions October 24 & 25, 2014 Friday October 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:00PM Elebash Recital Hall Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10016 Saturday October 25, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM The Commons 388 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn New York 11217 Please Download the Event Program [read more»]

Book Talk: Until the Rulers Obey

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 6112
Please join Clifton Ross and Marcy Rein in a discussion of their book Until the Rulers Obey. Wednesday, October 15, 6:30-8:30 PM Room 6112 (sociology lounge) Graduate Center, CUNY Until the Rulers Obey brings together voices from the movements behind the wave of change that swept Latin America at the turn of the 21st century. These movements have galvanized long-silent—or [read more»]

Imaginary Pathologies of Contagion and Crisis Politics at the Border

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9205
In this presentation Claudia Tazreiter considers the global context of irregular migration, focusing on temporary migrant workers and asylum seekers who in many jurisdictions are labeled ‘illegal’ and are the cause of anxieties and crises in receiving societies. The presentation draws on interviews conducted with asylum seekers and irregular migrants in the Asia Pacific region.  Immanuel Ness will moderate discussion after [read more»]

The Case for Debt Refusal, Andrew Ross in discussion with Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Peter Hitchcock and David Harvey

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
Please join Andrew Ross in discussion with the Center for Place, Culture and Politics’ own Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Peter Hitchcock, and David Harvey on ‘The Case for Debt Refusal’ Tuesday, September 30 6:30-8:30 PM Segal Theater, Graduate Center CUNY “Andrew Ross is the very model for a scholar-activist, and Creditocracy, his latest book, is as compelling as it is important. [read more»]