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|Lecture series: RACE, RACIALIZATION & COLONIALISM -- with author STEVE MARTINOT|
|Date||Tuesday September 27|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship
-- at Cedar St. & Bonita Ave., in Berkeley
(2nd floor, Education Bldg, on Bonita, next to main hall.)
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-- at (1924) Cedar St. & Bonita Ave., in Berkeley
First of all want we, the Social Justice Committee cordially invite you to four fascinating & timely talks Tuesday nights with discussions at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, *Education Bldg.*, upstairs, Fireside Room -- on 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar St.) *Education Bldg.* entrance, 2nd floor.
Talk & Discusssion:
RACE, RACIALIZATION & COLONIALISM -- with author, university lecturer and progressive activist STEVE MARTINOT
FOUR TUESDAY EVENINGS, 7-9PM, STARTING SEPTEMBER 13.
-- CONTINUING ON SEPT. 20, 27, AND LAST CLASS IS TUESDAY OCT. 4.
NOW MORE THAN EVER WITH THE OBVIOUS LACK OF CARING FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS with the Federal govt. agencies allowing NEW ORLEANS AND GULFCOAST TO DROWN, let us take this opportunity to learn on a deeper level the truth about the reality of this moment in history and address the structures of racialization that have real historical origins, that underlie our class and political structures.
Race is a social structure and not something inherent in persons, neither biologically nor geoculturally. The history of the invention of "Race" needs to be understood, both in the English colonies that became the U.S, where the modern concept of race originated, and in the Spanish colonies where a different concept of race emerged.
Explore with Steve the structures of racializationand how they function at the core of our society.
Topics to be discussed:
Tues., Sept. 13, 7-9pm
The colonial history that gave rise to a specific systemand class relations from plantation society. It is important to understand that from the end of the 17th century on, the working class in the mid-Atlantic colonies was black.
Tues., Sept. 20, 7-9pm
The structures of racialization that emerged with the industrial revolution until the Civil War and the labor history that followed (the most violent of all industrial nations).
Tues., Sept. 27, 7-9 pm
The hierarchy, blindness and alienation that racialization depends on; understanding prejudice not as a psychological mind-set but asystem of social relations destructive of the individuality of the prejudiced.
Tues., Oct. 4, 7-9pm
How the U.S. war machine's obsession with violence in the name of "democracy" (from Manifest Destiny, the A-Bomb, Vietnam, covert operations to Fallujah) is conditioned by white supremacy and how the forms of populism peculiar to the U.S. are further reflections of these same conditions.
Steve Martinot has been a machinist, a truckdriver, union & community organizer & human rights activist. He is a lecturer at SF State University and a writer on philosphy and history. His last book is "THE RULES OF RACIALIZATION" published by Temple University Press.
Call 510-845-8634 for further information.
Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship Social Justice Committee.
[Posted by JA]