Rocío Zambrana will join us in the Mediatheque on March 19th, 2019 from 6:00-7:30pm
In this talk, Zambrana will explore Guillermo Rebollo-Gil’s notion "pasarse políticamente" as an interruption of the violence of austerity in fiscally distressed Puerto Rico. "Pasarse políticamente" (roughly, "crossing the line") is an interruption of the violence of quotidian life that offends because “the objective violence to which it points is extremely offensive.” Such acts of protest are precarious not only because they index the race/gender/class hierarchies on display when protesters are deemed unruly, vulgar, violent. Rather, they are precarious because they fail to appear as acts of protest at all, pointing to key aesthetic and epistemic challenges. Rebollo-Gil nevertheless calls these acts “hopeful,” since they require the transformation of the very framework of sense to be grasped as forms of protest. Because Rebollo-Gil argues that the uncertainty of such acts makes them hopeful, Zambrana reads his conception in light of Walter Benjamin’s notion of interruption (Entsetzung). Crucial here is interrupting the effectivity of what Zambrana calls neoliberal coloniality.
You can now watch the Chris Kraus Lecture video on Youtube
Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Mediatheque
Mohanad Elshieky is a stand up comedian based in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Libya, Mohanad brings a unique perspective to the comedy scene, not afraid to say what on his mind, he discusses politics, racial issues and has an opinion on everything
Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:00-12:30, Hammer
Jasmine Johnson will address and validate triggers, by offering coping mechanisms for sexual trauma; as well as for family, friends, and community allies wanting to provide support.
From The Spirituals to Hip-Hop, Friday, February 15th, 6:30-8:00pm in the Mediatheque
This presentation is a multimedia musical journey through the history of Black art, Black culture, and the Black experience in America led by renowned hip hop artist and community organizer Hasan Salaam.