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On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives
October 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm PDT
A Symposium featuring Keynote Speaker Gloria Wekker, Professor Emerita at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. This Key Symposium will explore questions of: How do marginalized experiences of Blackness within Europe, especially the interventions of Black Muslims, LGBTQI*, and/or those rendered non-citizen (e.g., refugees or asylum seekers), challenge one-dimensional conceptualizations of Blackness? How have contemporary contributions to the transnational continuations of the Black Radical and Black feminist traditions been brought to bear in various European contexts? How do various Black struggles unfold in the face of genocidal border regimes, urban policing and surveillance, neoliberal austerity policies and the current rise of right-wing extremism, gender violence, and Islamophobia? This event is organized by the UCLA Department of African American Studies. It will take place from 9 am to 6 pm in Kerckhoff Charles E. Young Grand Salon.