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[Chicago] Why Frantz Fanon Matters for Today’s Struggles Against Racism

Friday, May 6
6:30 pm

Schreiber Center, Room 908
16 East Pearson St.
(1/4 block east of State St., 1 block north of Chicago Ave.)


  • Lenore Daniels, writer on Modernist Literature and Cultural Theory and Activist
  • Makalani Adisa, Regional Progressive Educator
  • Toussaint Losier, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst and co-author (with Dan Berger) of Rethinking the American Prison Movement
  • Peter Hudis, author of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism and Frantz Fanon, Philosopher of the Barricades  (Copies will be available.)

Frantz Fanon (1926-61) was a philosopher, psychiatrist, and revolutionary activist who is widely considered one of the most important theorists on race and racism. A rebirth of interest in his ideas is underway today, in response to the ongoing debates over police abuse in the U.S., the European refugee crisis, and the impact of neo-colonialism upon the developing world. This panel will explore how his understanding of race, recognition and revolution speaks to our situation today.