Video of the recent discussion between Norma Guillard and Sujatha Fernandes on the Cuban Literacy Campaign is now available for viewing on our website [read more»]
Watch video from a reading from Nadifa Mohamed’s novel Black Mamba Boy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010), followed by a discussion with Peter Hitchcock, the Acting Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. [read more»]
High quality video of the conversation between leaders from hemispheric student struggles in Chile, Quebec, and New York will be posted as soon as it has been edited by the CUNY Digital Media Fellows, but the recorded livestream is available for viewing now. [read more»]
On October 10, 2012, Vijay Prashad gave a dynamic and wonderfully engaging talk at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he engaged topics ranging from his involvement with South Asian youth in New York, to his first teaching gig, to reflections ten years later on his book The Karma of Brown Folk, to his new book Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today. Video of the event can be viewed below, and an audio podcast of the event can be downloaded as well. [read more»]
What is violence? Who gets to define it? Do illegal actions have a place in our movements? This discussion never takes place in a vacuum or on a level playing field; rather, it occurs within the context of a struggle that is already in progress, where every statement has immediate ramifications for the participants. Differing tactical approaches often reflect fundamental differences in strategy and goals.
Dear Mandela is the remarkable story of Abahlali BaseMjondolo – Zulu for ‘people of the shacks – the largest movement of the poor to emerge in post-apartheid South Africa. Dear Mandela was awarded the ‘Best South African Documentary’ prize after its World Premiere at the Durban International Film Festival, and top prize, the ‘Grand Chameleon Award’, at its US premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival. [read more»]
“…one is again and again challenged by the uncompromising radically and need for expression of the artists encountered; seduced by their inventiveness, struck by their lucidity, conquered by their pacifism… Ultimately, this series of stories is as much a geopolitical treatise, a compendium of suffering and anger expressed in the name of art. Hip-Hop emerges full-grown.” – La Croix [read more»]