Understanding Systemic Racism: Art and Politics | Spring 2021 web series

December 15, 2020 – Topics of Interest

Ambedkar Initiative, Spring 2021
Understanding Systemic Racism: Art and Politics
web series

Thursday, February 4
10:00-11:45 AM EST
“On Passing and Identity” [REGISTER HERE]
Joel Lee (Williams College) and K. Satyanarayana (CIEFL, Hyderabad) moderated by Balmurli Natarajan (WPUNJ)

Thursday, February 11
10:00-11:45 AM EST [REGISTER HERE]
“Ambedkarite Aesthetics and Contemporary Art Practice”
Yashadatta Alone (JNU)
and Prabhakar Kamble (Mumbai-based artist and curator) 

Thursday, February 18
10:00-11:45 AM EST [REGISTER HERE]
“The Dalit Panthers and Literary Insurgence”
Suraj Yengde (Harvard University), Yogesh Maitreya (Panther’s Paw Publication), and others TBA 

Thursday, February 25
10-11:45AM EST
“The Role of the Radical Writer” [REGISTER HERE]
Meena Kandasamy (writer and activist)
moderated by Dhanya Addanki (writer and archivist)

Thursday, March 11
10-11:45AM EST [REGISTER HERE]
“Between Radical Promise and Despair: Dalit Literature and Movement in Karnataka”
Devanoora Mahadeva (writer) and Prithvi Chandra Shobhi (KREA University) 

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; and CU Press

Watch the archive of the Fall 2020 web series here.



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