Lecture by dr. Gina Dent:
Anchored to the Real: Black Literature in the Wake of Anthropology
In her lecture, Dent will present from her forthcoming book Anchored to the Real: Black Literature in the Wake of Anthropology (Duke UP). The lecture examines questions of race, gender and geopolitics in the translation of black writers into American literature. With a specific focus on the productive and disabling role of the social sciences, anthropology in particular, in this act of translation, the lecture provides insight into black culture in the Diaspora and the conditions of knowledge production.
We acknowledge with gratitude the support of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis, the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis Research Group: Transformations of Civil Disobedience: Democratization, Globalization, Digitalization, and The Black Archives.
Date: 16th May 2018
Time: 19:00 – 21:00h
Location: The Black Archives, Zeeburgerdijk 19A, 1093 SK Amsterdam
Angela Davis & Gina Dent
Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education – A Week with Angela Davis
Together with prof. Angela Davis, dr. Gina Dent will give lectures and talks with artists, scholars, local activists where they will look into questions of citizenship, communal knowledge sharing, intergenerational activism, and relevant artistic practices.
Dr. Gina Dent's lecture will be part of the weeklong program in Amsterdam.
A weeklong program that will be taking place from 12-17 May at various arts, cultural, educational and heritage institutions, and community centers in Amsterdam.
Artists, educators and activists have often been at the forefront of challenging social and cultural hierarchies within society. Events of the past decade have highlighted a noticeable increase in authoritarianism, racism, sexism, environmental disasters and economic hardship at local and global levels. This turbulent climate has prompted significant responses in the form of social movements calling for more inclusion, decolonization, and liberation within cultural and educational institutions.
In what ways are artists, educators and activists re-energizing cultural and knowledge production in the Netherlands? In what ways can institutions help mobilize these efforts towards creating a more just society for all?
Armed with thoughts, books, poetry and dance Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education aims to connect social, cultural, and educational institutions and initiatives in order to address themes of social justice, equality, artistic production and education, and share the emancipatory practices that emerge within these fields with a larger public.
This weeklong series celebrates the role and importance of black scholarship, cultural production, and activism within our contemporary polarized society. Central to the program is the work of Professor Angela Davis, whose life’s work exemplifies the value of interdisciplinary and intersectional practices of liberation.
Angela Davis’s work spans many decades. She is deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world through her activism and scholarship. Her work as an educator – both at the university and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender and sexual justice. Angela Davis is joined by her long-term collaborator Professor Gina Dent, whose work on prison abolition, feminism, social justice, and black literature and art contributes to the ongoing struggle for global social justice.
Moving Together aspires to amplify ongoing conversations on refugee, anti-racist, feminist, queer, trans*, anti-border, anti-nationalist, prison abolition, and environmental justice struggles through sharing knowledge and strengthening connections between arts, activism and education.
More information: http://movingtogether.info/
The Black Archives
Vrijdag - Zaterdag: 12:00 uur tot 18:00 uur, en op afspraak.
Friday and Saturday from 12 pm till 6 pm, and on appointment.
Tentoonstelling Zwart & Revolutionair 25 nov t/m 8 July 2018:
Vrijdag - Zondag: 12:00 uur tot 18:00 uur
Exhibition Black & Revolutionary 25 Nov till 8th July 2018:
Friday till Sunday from 12 pm till 6 pm
Rondleidingen The Black Archives
Alleen op de maandagen bieden wij geen rondleidingen in het archief
On the Mondays we do not offer tours at the archives
Momenteel beschikt The Black Archives niet over een speciale ingang en lift voor mindervaliden. Wij zijn bewust dat het gebouw niet toegankelijk is. Wil u bijdragen om het gebouw wel toegankelijk te maken? Stuur een mail naar email@example.com w/ 'toegankelijkheid gebouw’.
At this moment, The Black Archives does not have a special entrance or lift for person of disability. We are aware that the building is not accessible, but we are currently looking for funding. Do you want to contribute to making the building more accessible? Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org w/ 'accessibility building’.