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Militant Anti-Fascism in North America and Europe

Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (Bay 4) Franklin Humanities Institute 114 S. Buchanan, Durham, NC

Historian, Mark Bray, author of the forthcoming book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Melville House), will join the Social Movements Lab to discuss his research in a talk entitled “Militant Anti-Fascism in Europe and North America.” In a recent review in The New Yorker, Daniel Penny writes: “Bray’s book is many things: the first English-language transnational[...]

Mapping movements: NiUnaMenos

Join the Social Movements Lab for a discussion about NiUnaMenos, an Argentinian movement against femicide and sexual violence. We will meet in the Lab space in Smith Warehouse, Bay 5 (enter at Bay 4 or 6). As preparation for our discussion, please read these two brief interviews: https://www.viewpointmag.com/2017/03/21/the-strike-of-those-who-cant-stop-an-interview-with-veronica-gago-and-natalia-fontana/ https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/03/argentina-ni-una-menos-femicides-women-strike As a follow-up, next Monday (10/23)[...]

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Dialogue: Verónica Gago (NiUnaMenos – Argentina)

Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5) 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC

Join the Social Movements Lab for a dialogue with Verónica Gago via Skype. Verónica is an activist in Ni Una Menos, a movement against femicide and sexual violence that began in Argentina and has spread across Latin America and the world. The image above is of women in a #NiUnaMenos protest with a banner reading, “The only[...]

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Dialogue: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Combahee River Collective Statement

Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5) 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC

Join us on Monday, October 30th, 12:00pm to 1:15pm, for a dialogue (via Skype) with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor about the Combahee River Collective Statement. We will meet in the Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5). Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, an examination of the history and politics of Black[...]

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City Plaza Hotel, Athens

Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5) 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC

Our next two meetings of the Social Movements Lab will focus on the City Plaza Hotel, a hotel in Athens occupied and run by migrants. 1) The meeting on Wednesday the 8th at 3pm will be a “mapping” session for us to learn about the City Plaza. In preparation, please read and watch some of[...]

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Student Movements and Activism in South Africa

In 2015, students marched in Durham in solidarity with #FeesMustFallactivists in Johannesburg. They show us that South African movements like #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall are not restricted to national politics, but speak to the concerns of young people at a global level: education, employment, dignity, equality, and justice. Join us Monday the 27th at 12pm for a dialogue with[...]

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NonUnaDiMeno: Intersections of Migration & Feminist Movements

Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5) 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC

Join the Social Movements Lab for two discussions about the intersections of migrant networks and feminist movements in Italy, in dialogue with Enrica Rigo, an Italian scholar-activist. On Wed., Feb. 7th, 12-1pm, join us for a 'mapping' discussion about migrant networks in Italy and the feminist movement, NonUnaDiMeno. In preparation for this discussion, please read[...]

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Transit Migration in Mexico and the Vertical Border

Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5) 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC

Join the Social Movements Lab for two linked events on the theme of transit migration in Mexico and the vertical border. On Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 12pm-1pm, join us for a 'mapping' discussion based on readings of two short essays by Amarela Verela: 1) "FORCED MIGRATION FROM MESO-AMERICA: ESCAPING AS A POLITICAL PRACTICE THAT CONFRONTS THE[...]

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