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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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IRAAS Conversations Lecture "The Right to Have Rights: Black Cubans on the Frontline of Protest Against the State"

IRAAS Conversations Lecture "The Right to Have Rights: Black Cubans on the Frontline of Protest Against the State"

February 23, 2022
6:30 pm ET

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Virtual.

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Featuring: COCO FUSCO, Interdisciplinary Artist; Writer and Professor of Art-Cooper Union and FRANK GURIDY, Associate Professor of History & African American and African Diaspora Studies-Columbia University

The resounding success of the song Grammy award winning Patria y Vida has brought the racial dimensions of recent political unrest on the island into focus. Fusco will provide an overview of the racial dimensions of Cuba's political crisis, through an exploration of the work of Afro-Cuban artists, musicians and activists and an analysis of measures adopted by the Cuban government that negatively impact its Afro-descendant population.

More information can be found here.

Register for the event here.

 

6:30 pm ET
 
Willful Subjects: Decolonizing the Psychiatric Institution

Willful Subjects: Decolonizing the Psychiatric Institution

February 23, 2022
6:30 pm ET

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Virtual, YouTube Live.

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This panel begins the 47th annual Scholar and Feminist Conference, “Living in Madness: Decolonization, Creation, Healing.” Panelists will discuss Institutional histories of psychiatry, focused on anti-institutional movements, radical institution-building, and alternate approaches to psychic life by practitioners and clinicians challenging the use of mental health systems as sites of state power, political oppression, and psychic violence. Our conversation will thread together case studies from the United States, China, France, and Palestine with: Liat Ben Moshe, author of Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (2020); Emily Ng, author of A Time of Lost Gods: Mediumship, Madness, and the Ghost after Mao (2020); Camille Robcis, author of Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy, and Radical Psychiatry in Postwar France (2021); and Lara Sheehi, co – author with Stephen Sheehi of Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine (2022), reflecting on the power of collective imagination, willful subjectivity, and witnessing as forms of resistance.

More information about this event can be found here.

RSVP for this event here.

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