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Revolution 7/13: George Jackson, Albert Woodfox, and Prison Writing

13/13 Seminar Series, Revolution

dateFebruary 9, 2022 timeWednesday, 6:00pm–8:00pm EST locationVirtual Event locationThe People's ForumBoth in person at The People's Forum and livestreamed
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VENUE CHANGE: Now in person at The People's Forum and livestreamed

Cosponsor
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
Organizer
  • Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought
Contact
email address [email protected]
Notes
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
B&W photo of George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo & John Clutchette in a cell, headshot of Albert Woodfox, and event info

Join us on Wednesday, February 9th in person at The People's Forum or virtually, as Joy James, Paul Redd, Darryl Robertson, Albert Woodfox, and Bernard E. Harcourt read and discuss Soledad Brother and Blood In My Eye by George Jackson, Solitary by Albert Woodfox, Writings on the Short Corridor Collective and The New Abolitionists: (Neo)slave Narratives And Contemporary Prison Writings by Joy James.

More information about the event and where to livestream here.

How is it that some ideas and manifestos, more so than others, have ignited, animated, or galvanized people to rise in revolution? What is it about these ideas and their theoretical moves—and not others? What can they tell us about critique and praxis? Should we not explore, perhaps for this 13/13 seminar series, what the “worldly philosophers” can tell us about critical praxis theory? Yes, let’s do that this year. Let’s do that together. Welcome to the revolutionary ideas, manifestos, and texts of the worldly philosophers—or, for short… Welcome to Revolution 13/13!