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Colloquium Event: Dr Willie J. Wright
March 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
WILLIE J. WRIGHT
Geography and Africana Studies
Title: Beyond Geographies of Race
Enthusiasm for black geographies has grown significantly since it was formalized in the edited volume, Black Geographies and the Politics of Place. With an increase in the interest and application of this framework has come an increased potential for the misapplication of the aims defined in its origins. The time has come to redefine Black geographies and delineate it from geographies of race, lest it be misassigned. In this article, we argue that though within the purview of geographies of race, Black geographies provides insights beyond this unit of study. We further argue that Black geographies is reliant upon a particular sight, valuations, methods, and liberatory practices. Moreover, we consider the question of whether non-Black people can contribute to this field of inquiry and to Black place-making. Finally, we provide examples of individuals who, authorized through their commitments to Black freedom struggles, replicated Black geographies in thought and deed.
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When: Mar 19, 2021 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Dr. Willie J. Wright
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