Pan-Africanism, Communism, Antifascism: A Radical Provocation
With Charisse Burden-Stelly, Doreen Mende, Charlotte Misselwitz and Zoé Samudzi, moderated by Avery F. Gordon
The panel’s point of departure is a 1963 photograph of Eslanda Robeson and Franz Loeser taken during the staged trial against the Nazi lawyer Hans-Maria Globke at the Supreme Court of the GDR in East Berlin. Globke continued his career after 1945 as a Secretary of State of West Germany. The photograph forces an engagement with what the “failure of denazification” (Mahmood Mamdani) means in the present context. And invokes the convergence of an anticolonial Black feminist internationalism with antifascism, a philosophy of logic and Marxist ethics.
140,000,000 Women Can’t Be Wrong
Lecture by Barbara Ransby, conversation with Yulia Gradskova and Vanessa E. Thompson, moderated by Avery F. Gordon
Livestream: Lecture, Conversation
Nov 19, 2022