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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Monday, December 05, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Impact Hub Oakland
Location Details:
Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broawday
Oakland, CA 94612

KPFA Radio 94.1FM, Hard Knock & Impact Hub Oakland present:

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
"From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation"
Hosted by Anita Johnson

advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit

Winner of the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists. In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.

"This brilliant book is the best analysis we have of the #BlackLivesMatter moment of the long struggle for freedom in America. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor has emerged as the most sophisticated and courageous radical intellectual of her generation." -Dr. Cornel West

"Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's searching examination of the social, political and economic dimensions of the prevailing racial order offers important context for understanding the necessity of the emerging movement for black liberation." -Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's writings on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States have been published in many publications.

Anita Johnson co-hosts KPFA's Hard Knock Radio with Davey D.

$12 advance, $15 door.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 8:40AM
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