Conversation - Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Angela Davis and Tariq Ali in conversation, moderated by Françoise Vergès and Marcus Rediker as part of Global 68, organised by Collège d'études mondiales (FMSH), Pittsburgh University, Birkbeck College and Nanterre University.
Going back over the events of 1968’ in the world with a focus on global south, from Vietnam to North Africa including South Africa and Latin America and the events in Europe and the United States, Global ’68 will retrieve the aspirations, energies, memories, and histories of this worldwide movement and offer hope to a new generation of activists.
Angela Davis is an activist, writer, and Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. She is the author of ten books, the most recent of which is entitled Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement. Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement. © Angela Davis
Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker and has written for both stage and screen. His series of novels known as The Islam Quintet have been published in many languages as has his non-fiction. His latest book is The Dilemmas of Lenin and Streetfighting Years, his autobiography of the Sixties, has been released in a new edition by Verso. He is a longstanding editor of the New Left Review. © Tariq Ali
Thursday, May 3rd
7 Avenue Pablo Picasso, 92000 Nanterre
Conversation in English
Global ‘68 is a linked set of conferences, focused on the movements and major shifts in politico-cultural sensibilities around the world that made 1968 such an extraordinary year. Three notions are central to this approach: solidarity in alliances, global history and history from below.