American Cultures and Global Contexts Center

The Global Imagination of Racial Justice

Coalition, Comparativism, Community

Friday, April 8 – Saturday, April 9, 2022

Join us for a two-day symposium with scholars, poets, and visual artists who think through racial justice in a global frame. How does comparativism shape and transform their work? What are the challenges and revelations on the path toward coalition and community? What can we learn from one another’s art, writing, and multimedia projects to develop a shared, planetary praxis toward antiracist futures?

Register Here for Roundtable Discussions
Black/Brown Intersections
Queer of Color Borderscapes
Bridging Diaspora and Coloniality

Register Here for Keynote Event
Natalie Diaz and Sa’dia Rehman
April 9, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PT

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Virtual Program

Friday, April 8

9:00 AM-10:30 AM PTUndergraduate Research Panel
Rayanne Asuncion, UC Santa Barbara
Asia Cureton, UC Santa Barbara
Joann Fong, UC Santa Barbara
Bridget Rios, UC Santa Barbara
11:00 AM-12:30 PM PTRountable: Black/Brown Intersections
Juliet Hooker, Brown University
Joshua Javier Guzmán, UCLA
Nitasha Tamar Sharma, Northwestern Unviersity
Cathy Thomas, UC Santa Barbara
Felice Blake, UC Santa Barbara
Moderator: Taylor Holmes, UC Santa Barbara
1:30 PM-3:00 PM PTRoundtable: Queer of Color Borderscapes
Joshua Chambers-Letson, Northwestern University
Ellie Hernández, UC Santa Barbara
Mrinalini Chakravorty, University of Virginia
Omise’eke Tinsley, UC Santa Barbara
Moderator: Erick Rodriguez, UC Santa Barbara

Saturday, April 9

9:00 AM-10:30 AM PTRountable: Bridging Diaspora and Coloniality
Quynh Nhu Le, University of South Florida
Aimee Bahng, Pomona College
Kazim Ali, UC San Diego
Nadège Clitandre, UC Santa Barbara
Amrah Salomón, UC Santa Barbara
Moderator: Heidi Amin-Hong, UC Santa Barbara
11:00 AM-1:00 PM PTKeynote Event
Sa’dia Rehman, Ohio State University
Natalie Diaz, Arizona State University
Moderator: Swati Rana, UC Santa Barbara
Moderator: Maria Carolina Sintura, UC Santa Barbara

Presented by Stephanie Batiste, Taylor Holmes, Swati Rana, Celia Herrera Rodriguez, and Erick Rodriguez