“What about Black Radicalism?” A film screening and discussion

Tomorrow (29th March), Dream of Safety (http://dreamofsafety.blogspot.com/) and I will be holding a film screening and discussion at The Really Free School (http://reallyfreeschool.org/). The event is called “What about Black Radicalism?” and starts at 4pm. For details see the outline below. All welcome:

“Within the current moment of heightened activism, the question of Blackness is one that, too often, seems forgotten or relegated to a footnote. The possibility of Black militancy, articulated with a reading of racial oppression in general, appears absent from the questions being raised right now in London about protest and building new forms of social life. This is despite the fact that, like feminism and Marxism, Black radicalism, as a set of practices and viewpoints, has constantly both addressed these issues and influenced, profoundly, student protests in the past, especially in the 1960’s. We would like to raise, once more, the question of Blackmilitancy by diverting our attention, temporarily, from the UK in order to see how Blackmilitancy formed and mattered in the context of the United States. This ‘diversion’ would ultimately allow us to return to our own situation, transnational and national, and will be informed by two documentary films: “Take This Hammer” (1963, featuring James Baldwin) and “Black Panthers – Huey!” (1968).”

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