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RESCHEDULED Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Beyond the End of the World Sawyer Seminar Series
October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Music Center Recital Hall
The Humanities Institute and the Center for Creative Ecologies present the inaugural event in the
Beyond the End of the World series.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor had to reschedule her engagement in Santa Cruz for January 23, 2020. Click here for updated event information.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an award-winning author on race and inequality as well as Black politics and social movements in the United States. Her books include From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. She has a forthcoming book titled Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (University of North Carolina Press). Taylor’s writing has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Review, Paris Review, Guardian, The Nation, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Jacobin, and beyond. In 2016, she was designated as one of the one hundred most influential African Americans in the United States by the The Root. Taylor is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.
Beyond the End of the World comprises a year-long research and exhibition project and public lecture series, directed by T. J. Demos of the Center for Creative Ecologies, bringing leading international thinkers and cultural practitioners to UC Santa Cruz to discuss what lies beyond dystopian catastrophism, and how we can cultivate radical futures of social justice and ecological flourishing. Keynote presentations include: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, award-winning author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation; Déborah Danowski, co-author of the speculative analysis of our dystopian present, The Ends of the World; Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Brazilian anthropologist and author of Cannibal Metaphysics; Amitav Ghosh, award-winning fiction writer and author of The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable; Nick Estes (Lower Brule Sioux), co-founder of Red Nation and author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance; Melanie Yazzie (Bilagáana/Diné), Red Nation member and co-editor of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society; and artist-activists Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon of MTL/Decolonize This Place, an action-oriented movement centering Indigenous struggle, Black liberation, free Palestine, global wage workers and de-gentrification.
For more information visit BEYOND.UCSC.EDU. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture and administered by The Humanities Institute.