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[Online] Where Do We Go from Here? Global Revolutionary Perspectives on the Present Moment

A mini-conference on Zoom sponsored by the International Marxist-Humanist Organization

 

Saturday November 14, 2020

Starts 9:00 AM Los Angeles Time/5PM GMT

Ends 1:30 PM Los Angeles Time/9:30 PM GMT

 

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9:00 AM Los Angeles Time/5PM GMT (2 hours)

Panel 1: From Practice to Theory

Moderator: Kevin B. Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins

  • Zahoor Ahmad, Kashmiri Marxist educator, speaking on “Repression and Struggle on the Subcontinent”
  • Gilbert Achcar, author of The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, speaking on “The Ongoing Revolutionary Process in the Middle East, A Decade On”
  • Natalia Sales de Oliveira, Rio de Janeiro-based scholar and anti-racist and housing activist, speaking on “Crisis and Resistance in Brazil”
  • Ndindi Kitonga, Los Angeles-based Black Lives Matter activist and revolutionary educator, speaking on “Black Lives Matter as an Ongoing Movement”

 

30-minute break

 

11:30 AM Los Angeles Time/7:30 PM GMT (2 hours)

Panel 2: From Theory to Practice

Moderator: TBA

  • Lilia D. Monzó, author of A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity, speaking on “Black, Indigenous, and Other Women of Color as ‘Force and Reason’”
  • Heather A. Brown, author of Marx on Gender and the Family, speaking on“‘The Development of All Human Powers as the End in Itself’: Theorizing A Liberatory Post-Capitalism in a Time of Ecological Crisis”
  • Kieran Durkin, author of Erich Fromm’s Radical Humanism, speaking on “Erich Fromm after 40 Years in the Context of Raya Dunayevskaya and Marxist-Humanism”
  • Peter Hudis, author of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, speaking on “Rethinking the Meaning of Socialism in Light of Racialized Capitalism”

 

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Gilbert Achcar grew up in Lebanon, researched and taught in Beirut, Paris, and Berlin, and is currently Professor at SOAS, University of London. An author published in over fifteen languages, his many books include: The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder (2002, 2nd ed. Aug. 2006); Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, co-authored with Noam Chomsky (2007, 2nd ed. Aug. 2008); The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (2010); Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism (2013); The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (2013) and Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (2016).

Zahoor Ahmad studies South Asia’s International Relations, political theory, Marxism, particularly the dynamics the Kashmir imbroglio and the geopolitical triangle involving Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. He is also doing political theory and Marxism having written on critical theory in the context of international relations, gender in neoliberalism, religion and the secularization of civil life, and the continuing relevance of Karl Marx.

Heather A. Brown teaches at Westfield State University. She has written widely on Marxism, feminism, and ecology and is the author of Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study, which has been translated into several languages. She is a member of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization.

Kieran Durkin is currently Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the University of York, UK, where he is studying the Marxist Humanist tradition. He is author of Erich Fromm’s Radical Humanism and co-editor of Erich Fromm’s Critical Theory: Hope, Humanism, and the Future.

Peter Hudis is author of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism and Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades, and has edited or co-edited four volumes of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg. He is a member of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization

Ndindi Kitonga, PhD is a Kenyan American educator, long-time community organizer and homeless rights advocate. Ndindi is also the founder of Angeles Workshop School, a radical secondary school in Los Angeles with a focus on democratic learning and class consciousness. In addition to her work in K-12 education, Ndindi is a faculty member at Longy School of Music of Bard College where she teaches courses in critical curriculum inquiry and teaching methods. Ndindi is also a published scholar in the areas of revolutionary critical pedagogy, and democratic education. She is a member the International Marxist-Humanist Organization.

Lilia D. Monzó is the author of A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity and her articles have appeared in such journals as Monthly Review, Postcolonial Directions in Education, and Truthout.  She teaches in the field of education and is co-director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project at Chapman University, where she uses Marxist-Humanist and decolonial approaches to confront capitalism and imperialism, racism, and the hyper-exploitation of women of color, while envisioning a socialist alternative. She is a member the International Marxist-Humanist Organization.

Natália Sales de Oliveira is a young Black woman, PhD student at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)  and a researcher at the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Studies Critique and Capitalism (LEICC/UERJ). She conducts research on the capitalist and racist production of urban space.

 

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