Global Uprising // A year-long series 2020-2021:
Global Uprising is a year-long series that revolves around one question: how do we rethink collective action from our present? Taking the current anti-racist uprising in America and the tenth anniversary of the Arab revolts as launching points for a set of workshops this series delves into the global coordinates of uprising today. Read more about the series here.
GLOBAL UPRISING: AFTERLIVES OF UPRISING II: BORDERS, MOBILITY, MOVEMENTS
April 6, 2021 / 12:30-2PM (NYC/EST Time) / Zoom signup
If uprising is not a discrete event but a protracted temporality then how do we account for its various afterlives? For the ways it continues to exact an imprint or effect well after insurrectionary moments have passed? In particular, how do we factor things like the movement or displacement of people into our readings of uprising? Or, in turn, track the work of uprising in the political geographies of bordering, encampment, or sanctuary? Is there a way of reading migratory movement and its challenge to a waning border regime not just as the fallout but as the continuation of uprising? In other words not just as perceived but actual threats to established order. How, for example, can we read the Caravan of Hope or, its parallel moment in the Great March of Return, as not just the afterlife but the extension or re-formation of long-standing uprisings in Central America and Palestine respectively? What relation is there between what gets called “social movements” and the movement of people across borders? And in turn, how much of today’s counter-mobilization of the right is itself animated by real cracks in racializing mobility regimes?
Join the Kevorkian Center with Asli Igsiz, Leopold Lambert, A. Naomi Paik and discussant Paula Chakravarty on April 6, 2021, at 12:30 pm (EST) to think through these questions and discuss these issues together. To register please follow the link here or copy and paste the link to your browser: bit.ly/NYUKevoGU46