Black Geographies Workshop

Wednesday.Nov.2 4:00-6:00pm

Space is limited. RSVP by October 27 – Madelaine Cahaus (madelaine.cahaus@mail.utoronto.ca)

Snacks will be provided

This workshop will think through the connections between Black Geographies and the current global political economic landscape. Participants will be expected to read three pieces provided by the discussants in advance of the workshop. Discussion will revolve around the ways in which shifting political economic practices entail new rounds of oppression and dispossession for Black communities. We will also explore the geographical diversity of this reality, as well as the ways in which Black communities struggle against structural marginalization and in so doing create distinct spatial arrangements.

 

Presenter biographies:

Priscilla Vaz is a popular educator and Theater of the Oppressed facilitator, who entered graduate school after a decade of community organizing with underserved communities of color. She has long been interested in the intersection of class, race, and gender in Brazilian society and their resulting geographical patterns of segregation and resistance. Teaching has been a passion for fifteen years. She is an ABD doctoral student in the Department of Geography in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Yousuf Al-Bulushi teaches Urban Peace Studies in the Center for Geographies of Justice and Culture at Goucher College in Baltimore.

Adam Bledsoe is a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University Bloomington. His work examines Black Geographies in the context of the Americas, investigating the various ways in which populations of African descent seek to create autonomous spaces free from the various articulations of anti-Blackness present in society.

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