Glasgow Peter Hudis on Race, Class and Gender since the Black Lives Matter Movement
The explosion of mass protests throughout the U.S. in 2020 in response to the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others has brought previously marginalized campaigns, such as demands for defunding police and prison abolition, to the forefront of public discussion and debate. This presentation will explore how these ongoing developments provide a critical vantage point for envisioning alternatives to racialized capitalism that go beyond the politics of recognition and proposals for economic redistribution.
Peter Hudis is a Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Oakton Community College and author of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism and Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades. He co-edited The Power of Negativity: Selected Writings on the Dialectic in Hegel and Marx, by Raya Dunayevskaya and The Rosa Luxemburg Reader, as well as The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg. He is General Editor of The Complete Works of Luxemburg and has edited Volume 1 and co-edited Volumes 2, 3, and 4 of the series.