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17 Nov
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Nov 17, 2017 | 10:00 AM-7:00 PM


Reinventing Revolution Conference

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Reinventing Revolution Conference will focus on radical traditions that were inspired by, extended, or challenged the legacies of the Bolsheviks in engagement with the struggles for decolonization. The conference will include two panels—“Decolonizing Revolution: Circuits of Knowledge, Struggle and Solidarity” and “What’s Left of the Left? Alternative Futures”—, an art talk "The Art of Decolonization", and a roundtable discussion, “Radical Imaginaries, Radical Feminisms: The Third World Revisited.” Discussants such as Pamela Calla (NYU), George Ciccariello-Maher (Drexel), Michelle Chase (Pace), Gabrielle DaCosta (Columbia), Eve Dunbar (Vassar), Johanna Fernández (Baruch), Tao Leigh Goffe (NYU), Marnia Lazreg (Hunter/CUNY GC), Vijay Prashad (Trinity), Svati Shah (UMass Amherst), Dina Siddiqi (BRAC), and Gary Wilder (CUNY GC) will visit Gallatin. Also joining the conference will be NYU Gallatin faculty members, including Sinan Antoon, Sophia Azeb, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Paula Chakravartty, Marie Cruz Soto, Valerie Forman, Rosalind Fredericks, AB Huber, Ritty Lukose, Meleko Mokgosi, Vasuki Nesiah, Millery Polyné, George Shulman, and Duncan Yoon.

The Reinventing Revolutions Conference is co-sponsored by NYU Gallatin and NYU South Asia and is free and open to the public.

Conference Schedule:

10 am
Opening Keynote by Gary Wilder:
“After the Revolution: Black Radicalism, Radical Humanism and the Good Life” - Co-Chaired by Tao Leigh Goffe and Gabrielle DaCosta

11:30 am
Art Talk by Meleko Mokgosi
: "Art of Decolonization"

11:45 am
Panel 1:
"Decolonizing Revolution: Circuits of Knowledge, Struggle and Solidarity" - Sinan Antoon, Eve Dunbar, Vasuki Nesiah, Millery Polyné, and Duncan Yoon; Chaired by Rosalind Fredericks

2:45 pm
: "Radical Imaginaries, Radical Feminisms: The Third World Revisited" - Pamela Calla, Michelle ChaseJohanna FernándezMarnia Lazreg, Dina Siddiqi, and Ritty Lukose; Conversation emceed by Marie Cruz Soto

4:30 pm
Panel 2: "Whats Left of the Left? Alternative Futures” - Sophia Azeb, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, George Ciccariello-Maher, and Svati Shah; Chaired by AB Huber

6:15 pm
Closing Keynote by Vijay Prashad:
"The October Revolution As the Mirror of Third World Aspirations" - Co-chaired by Paula Chakravartty and George Shulman