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Antiracism apps and the impact on race and embodiment

Race and embodiment in antiracism apps from Alana Lentin on Vimeo. I gave a talk at the 10th Somatechnics Conference – Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment – at Byron Bay, 1-3 December 2016 on the antiracism apps project I am co-researching with Justine Humphry. You can listen here.

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Revisiting Fanon: Lessons for Critical Race & Decolonial Struggles – presentation

Tonight Free University of Western Sydney is hosting a screening of Concerning Violence, the Goran Olsson film which uses archival footage of anticolonial struggles to contextualise Chapter 1 of Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. Omar Bensaidi and I will be chairing the discussion. Here is the presentation we have prepared with the text below.

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Revisiting Fanon: Lessons for Critical Race & Decolonial Struggles

On Thursday May 26 the Free University of Western Sydney will be hosting a special screening of the documentary Concerning Violence by Goran Hugo Olsson. Omar Bensaidi and I will be hosting a discussion afterwards at the Bankstown Arts Centre. All Welcome. More details here.

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Mainstream Media: Enemy or Ally?

I am delighted to have been invited to speak alongside Mehal Krayem, Oishee Alam, Lydia Shelley, and Widyan Fares by the Lebanese Muslim Association on Saturday May 14. All Welcome.

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Free Speech and Religious Freedom after Charlie Hebdo and Section 18C

On April 7, I was invited to participate in a round table on ‘Free Speech and Religious Freedom after Charlie Hebdo and Section 18C’ at the University of Wollongong by Tanja Dreher and Michael Griffiths on the occasion of Anshuman Mondal‘s visit to the University. Here are the slides from my brief presentation which touched on recent events in France and made an attempt to connect them to issues arising from the theorisation of the postracial.

I also gave a response to Mondal’s lecture, ‘Freedom of Expression and Religious Freedom in Contemporary Multiculture’, the text of which I reproduce here.

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Free Speech and Religious Freedom after Charlie Hebdo and Section 18C

I am speaking at this event at the University of Wollongong. My brief talk will be looking at racism denial as central to postracialism. My main focus will be the recent, openly Islamophobia, editorial by Charlie Hebdo, the Islamophobic and anti-Black statements by French Minister for Families Laurence Rossignol, and…

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The Disruption of Postracial Certainty as an Antiracist Urgency – Keynote at the Berlin Jewish Museum

On 12 November 2015, I was honoured to have been invited by the organisers of the international conference, ‘Post-migrant Society?! Controversies on Racism, Minorities and Pluralization’, held at the Berlin Jewish Museum, Yasemin Schooman and Riem Spielhaus. The opening event at which I spoke was filmed and can be viewed…

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Photos from ‘A Shared Minority Experience’ with Akala, Amy McQuire & Yassir Morsi

December 10 2015 saw an energising evening of debate at Bankstown library with renowned British hip and hop and spoken word artist, historian and activist, Akala, in conversation with the brilliant journalist Amy McQuire and critical race scholar Yassir Morsi. Here are some photos of the evening.  

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