This digital book launch event brings together most of the contributors to the interdisciplinary edited volume, Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash (Lexington, 2020). A product of a multiyear, transnational research project by the Antiracist Research and Action Network of the Americas, the volume charts the rise of racial recalcitrance and of anti-racist resistance by black and indigenous peoples in seven countries of the Americas: Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States. Given the current racial uprisings in the United States and across the globe, the path forward for progressive antiracist activism identified in the volume is even more relevant: looking beyond state-centered, rights-seeking strategies and situating a critique of racial capitalism as central to the contestation of white supremacy.
PANEL #1 • 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. EDT
- Mariana Mora (CIESAS-Mexico) on Indigenous Activism in Mexico
- Luciane Rocha (Kennesaw State University) on Black Women’s Activism in Brazil
- Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj (Stanford University) on Indigenous Activism in Guatemala
- Tianna Paschel (UC Berkeley), Discussant
PANEL #2 • 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EDT
- Leith Mullings (CUNY Graduate Center) on The Movement for Black Lives in the U.S.
- Pamela Calla (NYU) on Indigenous Women’s Activism in Bolivia
- Charles Hale (UC Santa Barbara) on hemispheric trends of racial recalcitrance and resistance
- Agustin Lao-Montes (UMass Amherst), Discussant
There is one registration link for both panels.
Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash was edited by Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science, Brown University.
Contributors: Jaime Antimil Caniupan, Eliana Fernanda Antonio Rosero, Pamela Calla, Roosbelinda Cárdenas, Rigoberto Ajcalón Choy, Jakelin Curaqueo Mariano, Jaime García Leyva, Charles Hale, Charo Mina Rojas, Mariana Mora, Leith Mullings, Héctor Nahuelpán, Eduardo Restrepo, Luciane de Oliveira Rocha, Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj, Howard Winant.