Date
February 25, 2021

Location

Webinar from Columbia University


Time
10:00 am – 11:45 am

Event Organizer

The Ambedkar Initiative at ICLS


Event Sponsor

Institute for Comparative Literature and Society


Event Co-Sponsor(s)

The Ambedkar lecture series is cosponsored by the Office of EVP of Arts and Sciences; Barnard Provost’s Office; Office of the Deans of Humanities and Social Sciences; IRAAS; AAADS; IRCPL; MESAAS; CSER; CU Libraries; Columbia Committee on Global Thought and CU Press


[Registration is required, REGISTER HERE]

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University in the City of New York presents as part of the Ambedkar Initiative, the Spring 2021 web series
Understanding Systemic Racism: Art and Politics

10:00-11:45AM EST
“The Role of the Radical Writer”
Meena Kandasamy (writer and activist)
moderated by Dhanya Addanki (writer and archivist)

Dhanya Addanki is an editor, writer, photographer, and archivist in the human rights journalism space. Dhanya was a 2019-2020 SAADA archival fellow.

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society is committed to the goal of social justice through education and critical scholarship. To address the urgent need to combat racism in our times, we introduce a new 2020-2021 conversation/lecture series called “Understanding Systemic Racism” to reflect on the roots of racial discrimination, class oppression, colonial injustice, and other institutionalized oppression and sanction for violence against Black people and peoples of color. We stress the importance of opening the U.S. centered conversations surrounding race and identity toward a broad and comparative reckoning with racism and its violent histories around the world. This exciting webinar series is programmed in conjunction with our Ambedkar Initiative that links Columbia University with the anti-caste legacy of B. R. Ambedkar to reflect on his continued relevance to discussions about social justice, affirmative action, and democratic thinking in a global frame.

The Ambedkar lecture series is cosponsored by the Office of EVP of Arts and Sciences; Barnard Provost’s Office; Office of the Deans of Humanities and Social Sciences; IRAAS; AAADS; IRCPL; MESAAS; CSER; CU Libraries; Columbia Committee on Global Thought and CU Press

Watch the archive of the Fall 2020 web series here.

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