NIGHT SCHOOL - Black Leftist Thought Part 3: Pan-Africanism and Internationalism

Start: 2022-05-17 18:00:00 UTC Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

End: 2022-05-17 19:30:00 UTC Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

This is a virtual event

Before venturing into the black radicalism of the 60's and 70's, our night school takes an internationalist lens and will study the writing, words, and speech of black socialists and communists in Africa during this period. The continent is in a period of upheaval as movements led by charismatic leaders like Thomas Sankara and Kwame Nkrumah were realizing what was thought impossible only decades before, stirring the imaginations of black radicals in the United States. How did these intellectuals and political leaders approach the revolutionary project? What are the lessons to be learned in the fight for racial justice in the United States?

The DSA-LA Political Education Committee is proud to present our original Night School for 2022, A Study Series in Black Leftist Thought. Spanning March through June, this seven module series will introduce attendees to the writings, speeches, and perspectives of Black leftists through most of the twentieth century. Through original sources in writing, audio, and video, we will trace back the history of discourses introduced and developed by Black socialists, all of which have profound impact on our political landscape today.

Join the DSA-LA Political Education Committee for our third class of the Political Education Committee’s 7-Part Night School: Study Series on Black Leftist Thought Pan-Africanism and Internationalism on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6PM.


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