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"Combahee Now" - Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Patrice Douglass & Jennifer C. Nash

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Central

Where: Annie May Swift Hall, Krause Studio, 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Mishana Garschi  

Group: Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

Co-Sponsor: Religious Studies Department

Category: Academic


The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents "Combahee Now" - a panel discussion reflecting on the Combahee River Collective Statement (1977). The event will feature presentations by Dr. Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (Brandeis) and Dr. Patrice Douglass (St. Mary's College). The panel will be moderated by Dr. Jennifer C. Nash (Northwestern). 


This year the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) focuses on the multiple modes of being entangled. The theme attends to global genealogies of colonial conquest, racial slavery, racial capitalism, and binaries of gender and sexuality which converge to maintain empire. The task is to assess entanglement and its correlates, such as intersection(ality), coalition, assemblage, inter/intra-action, and (un)relation. Entanglement also reveals how the past is tied together with the present and the future. Ultimately, the program aims to complicate the lines often drawn between violence and pleasure, resistance and passivity, bodies and technology, as well as embodied experience and structural position – highlighting these binaries as not always discreet, but rather as entangled.


Co-sponsored by: Department of African American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Comparative Literary Studies Program, Department of Communication Studies, Critical Theory Cluster, Department of English, Department of History, Latina & Latino Studies Program, Department of Performance Studies, Poetry and Poetics Cluster, Department of Radio/Television/Film, Department of Religious Studies, Science in Human Culture Program, & Screen Cultures Program

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