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Diaspora, Humanism and the Global Project of Black Freedom,” Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security

Diaspora, Humanism and the Global Project of Black Freedom,” Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security

Diaspora, Humanism and the Global Project of Black Freedom,” Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security poster

We are thrilled to invite you to the Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security. As we take action against anti-Black racism as a Faculty, this lecture series offers a space for community building, knowledge sharing and mobilization. Starting this series off with a multi-national perspective, our first lecture brings together influential scholars/thinkers from Canada, the United States, and Kenya for a conversation about the possibilities and limitations of Black Freedom, moderated by Christina Sharpe.

Lecture Details:
Title: "Diaspora, Humanism and the Global Project of Black Freedom,” Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security 
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm EST (9:00-11:00 am PST / 8:00-10:00 pm East Africa Time)
Attendance: Free and open to the public.
Register: Please register for the event.

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Speaker Details:

  1. K’eguro Macharia is an independent scholar from Nairobi, Kenya, and author of Frottage: Frictions of Intimacy across the Black Diaspora (2019)
Frottage book cover
  1. Zakiyyah Iman Jackson is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern California and author of Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (2020)
Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World
  1. Rinaldo Walcott is Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto, and author of The Long Emancipation: Moving Toward Black Freedom (2021)
The Long Emancipation: Moving Toward Black Freedom (2021) book cover

We look forward to coming together online for this event and hope to see many of you there.