Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies

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Edited by Stella Bolaki and Sabine Broeck
University of Massachusetts Press, 2015

Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies is the first book to systematically document and thoroughly investigate Lorde’s influence beyond the United States. Arranged in three thematically interrelated sections—Archives, Connections, and Work—the volume brings together scholarly essays, interviews, Lorde’s unpublished speech about Europe, and personal reflections and testimonials from key figures throughout the world. Using a range of interdisciplinary approaches, contributors assess the reception, translation, and circulation of Lorde’s writing and activism within different communities, audiences, and circles. They also shed new light on the work Lorde inspired across disciplinary borders.

In addition the volume editors, contributors include Sarah Cefai, Cassandra Ellerbe-Dueck, Paul M. Farber, Tiffany N. Florvil, Katharina Gerund, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Gloria Joseph, Jackie Kay, Marion Kraft, Christiana Lambrinidis, Zeedah Meierhofer-Mangeli, Rina Nissim, Chantal Oakes, Lester C. Olson, Pratibha Parmar, Peggy Piesche, Dagmar Schultz, Tamara Lea Spira, and Gloria Wekker.

The Johannesburg Salon, Volume 9

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This special volume, guest edited by RhodesMustFall, provides the first ‘live archive’ of a movement born at the University of Cape Town that has now reached other South African campuses and is clamoring for the decolonization of knowledge and of the university. Twenty years after the formal ending of Apartheid, South Africa has reached the kind of threshold so vividly foreseen by Frantz Fanon in his famous chapter, “Pitfalls of national consciousness” (The Wretched of the Earth). As the former national liberation movement – now the ruling party – keeps extolling the virtues of accommodationism, a massive anger, even rage, is mounting especially among the ‘born free’ and the multitudes of the disenfranchised.

Did things have to come to this? How can we explain the persistence of white supremacist attitudes in almost every sector of life? What does it mean to be black in post-Apartheid South Africa? Is the post- in ‘post-Apartheid’ the same as the post in ‘postcolonial’? Shouldn’t we be thinking, rather, in terms of ‘decolonization’? How would a decolonized university look like once the strictures of Eurocentrism are destroyed?

Demonstration against the wall on the Serbian-Hungarian border

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14 of July, 2015, Nyugati square, Budapest

While the wall is in direct opposition with the ideas, enshrined in the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, which seeks to protect those fleeing persecution in their own country, we oppose the wall, as it is the extreme embodiment of the principles of the restrictive EU migration policies. While valid travel documents are required to enter “legally” into the EU, and these documents are virtually impossible to obtain for most of the people born in Africa, Asia, people have no choice but to travel “illegally”. The European migration policy thus creates illegality, but then also builds walls and erects border in order to supposedly “fight illegal migration” – the very illegality of which it has produced through its legislation and policy. We are opposing this wall because we believe border controls are injust, freedom of movement and settlement is everybody’s right and no human being should ever be declared “illegal”.

No human being is illegal! Freedom of movement for all! Documents for all, or all without documents! Solidarity with migrants everywhere!

No Border Serbia collective

Silvia Federici y Cristina Vega. Comunes, feminismo e instituciones

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9 de julio de 2015
Lugar: La Hidra Cooperativa

Tema: conversación sobre el problema de la reproducción, la hipótesis de los comunes y la entrada de los movimientos sociales a las instituciones. ¿Qué papel tienen que jugar las curas en el actual marco de asalto institucional?, y ¿que nos pueden enseñar al respecto las experiencias latinoamericanas?

#SenseMordasses / Concentra-Acció!

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I tot i que volen prohibir les nostres formes de protesta, amenaçant-nos amb penes i multes injustes i desproporcionades, no deixarem d’aturar desnonaments, ocupar seus d’entitats bancàries, fer escraches, gravar actuacions policials abusives, denunciar les batudes racistes i les devolucions en calent, etc.

La repressió no ens aturarà. Front l’ ofensiva repressiva de l’Estat, respondrem lluitant, desobeint massivament, defensant-nos col·lectivament als carrers, a les xarxes i arreu, intensificant l’autoorganització popular i els mecanismes de suport mutu i solidaritat. Si ens hi retrobem i ens fem costat, no hi haurà mordassa que ens faci callar.

NI SOLES NI EMMORDASSADES! DESOBEÏM JUNTES! SURT AL CARRER I ESTRIPA LA MORDASSA!

30 de juny de 2015. CONCENTRACIÓ. JARDINETS DE GRÀCIA, 18 h.

Un día sin tiempo

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Un día sin tiempo una performance-social concebida como un acto poético en resistencia a las políticas de limpieza social y vigilancia policial del barrio del Raval.

Un día sin tiempo es el producto de un proceso de investigación ​-acción​, talleres y lectura de Diasporas críticas en colaboración con el Espai del Inmigrante y Radio Nikosia​ y activistas del barrio​.

Un día sin tiempo denuncia el racismo institucional a través de los lenguajes y estrategias de las luchas feministas, decoloniales y contrapsiquiátricas.​

Diásporas Críticas
M​anifiestos y poesía desde los balcones de​l​ Carrer d’En Robador​s​
23 de​ junio de 2015, a las 19.00 hs

Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice

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27-28 April 2015
Temahuset, Campus Valla, Linköping, Sweden

The aim of the conference is to spark and consolidate focused dialogues on the theoretical, temporal and spatial intersections of postcolonialism and postsocialism in present-day geopolitical climate. We investigate what are the intersections and opacities – the untranslatable experiences, concepts, ideas – between the two critical discourses in feminist theorizing and practice. We hope to do so in order to address the emergence of new political and cultural formations as well as circuits of bodies and capital so as to arrive at a novel approach to gender, race and sexuality in post-Cold War and postcolonial era in currently re-emerging neo-colonial and imperial conflicts. This becomes relevant in light of recent geopolitical transformations and contemporary complex challenges such as border controls and anti-immigration laws, xenophobia and rising fascism in Europe, and religion-based conflicts in post-multiculturalist societies.

19 d’abril, tornem al Parlament

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Diumenge 19 d’Abril a les 12h
Entrada al Parc de la Ciutadella de Pg. Picasso amb Av. del Marquès de l’Argentera. (Accés per Estació de França).

Vine a la cadena humana amb la que envoltarem el Parc de la Ciutadella en suport a les 8 persones condemnades a #3anysxprotestar

Amb la força de totes, la seva llibertat
Jo també estava al Parlament…i ho tornaria a fer!

Manifiesto @todoestaenorden

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Esta semana el director del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, Bartomeu Marí, canceló, a un día de su inauguración, la exposición “La Bestia y el Soberano” comisariada por Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Paul B. Preciado y Valentín Roma.

El motivo de la cancelación fue el pedido de Marí de retirar de la muestra la escultura ¨Not dressed for conquering” de la artista austríaca Ines Doujak en donde en tono satírico, se alude a la figura del ex rey Juan Carlos I en un discurso sobre las relaciones coloniales. Ante la negativa de los comisarios de retirar la pieza, se decidió cancelar la muestra.

Luego de reabrir la exposición ante las críticas y protestas tanto locales como internacionales, despidió a Paul B. Preciado Jefe de Programas Publicos y a Valentin Roma jefe de Curadores y presentó su dimisión.

L*s estudiantes del Programa de Estudios Independientes (PEI) del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (MACBA) rechazamos radicalmente el acto de censura ejecutado por el director del museo, Bartomeu Marí, a la exposición La Bestia y el Soberano, comisariada por Paul B. Preciado, Valentín Roma, Hans D. Christ e Iris Dressler. En este sentido, demandamos se revoque la decisión de “prescindir” del jefe de Conservadores Valentín Roma y el jefe de Programas Públicos Paul B. Preciado que han sido cesados de sus cargos y exigimos su inmediata reincorporación […]

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