Tuesday 19 July 2022
2pm (New York) | 7pm (London) | 7pm (Lagos)
Over the last few years, from Chicago to Cape Town, San Diego to Santa Domingo, global Africa has been re-assessing the legacies of emancipation, de-colonisation, and the civil rights movements of the last century and a half.
One of the most significant impacts of the recent campaigns against racial injustice and sexual violence spearheaded by African Americans in the United States has been the triggering of increased race consciousness and political organising within the Black diasporas of Latin America and the Caribbean like never before seen.
Dr Mzilikazi Koné, Associate Professor of Political Science at College of the Desert, California, has been researching race, gender, and community organising in Latin America for over a decade. In what promises to be a highly engaging lecture and conversation, Dr Koné will introduce us to the Black diasporic communities of Latin America, providing insight into their historic and contemporary patterns of social and political organising, and dissect what this all means for regional and global schemes of Pan-African action.
Dr Mzilikazi Koné is Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Studies at College of the Desert, California. An interdisciplinary scholar, she plays a leading role in the development of programmes in Ethnic Studies. Her research focuses on race, gender, and social and political organising in Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a B.A. from Indiana University in Human Rights, an M.A. from the University of Chicago in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and received her PhD from UCLA’s Department of Political Science.
Dr Koné is the co-host of the Zombie History YouTube series. Zombie History is a highly innovative public history project hosted on YouTube that uses video content to platform marginalised historical narratives. It is part of the wider Zombified Media project started by scholars at Arizona State University to produce digital programming that supports interdisciplinary discourse on how to tackle the problems of today.