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DRUM– Desis Rising Up & Moving,
MXGM – Malcolm X Grassroots Movement,
Campaign to End New Jim Crow,
and VAMOS Unidos
Building Internationalist Resistance and Movements: Black, Muslim, South Asian, Latino, & Third World Organizing Globally
Black Star, Crescent Moon book launch, followed by panel discussion
Join us for a powerful evening of discussion linking the struggles for freedom across the world to radical activism and organizing here in the US.
Sohail Daulatzai is Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies and Associate Professor, African American Studies at UC Irvine. His new book is Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom Beyond America, which documents the political and cultural history of Black internationalism from the 1950s to the present. The book maps the rich, shared history between Black Muslims, Black radicals, and the Muslim Third World, showing how Black artists and activists imagined themselves as part of a global majority, connected to larger communities of resistance.
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion amongst NYC organizers working on challenging state violence- from police abuse & mass incarceration, to neoliberalism & exploitation of workers, to wars & occupations. Speakers and an audience discussion will link internationalist politics to day-to-day organizing in the U.S., the opportunities, challenges, and links to struggles internationally.
– Fahd Ahmed, DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving (Moderator)
– Monami Maulik, DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving (on Third World Internationalism)
– Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid, Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood (on Muslim Internationalism)
– Rafael Samanez, VAMOS Unidos (On Latino Internationalism and Bolivarianism)
– Speaker, MXGM – Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (on Black Internationalism)
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 – 7:30-10:00pm
490 Riverside Drive