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“Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism and Climate Change” with Malcom Ferdinand

As part of the Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism and Climate Change series, Malcom Ferdinand will speak in an online discussion with the Department of Philosophy‘s Nathalie Nya Wednesday, April 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Ferdinand’s work reached the Anglophone philosophical world mainly through its translation about two years ago. In that time, his work has been much read and discussed. His award-winning first book is movingly written, poetic and involves visual art, including a series of paintings concerning the Middle Passage.

Nya has written extensively addressing the history of colonialism and, like Ferdinand, has Francophone roots. 

The online discussions of this series are meant to be serious, open to newcomers, warm, and thoughtful. The idea is to bring imaginative and probing thought to bear on the topic areas of the series, emphasizing what the humanities and social sciences can bring to how we think about global warming, and linking some of the most important social justice topics that affect Northeast Ohio to environmental change. Think of the series not as applied work, nor as policy advocacy, but as addressing upstream assumptions and uncovering wider context. 

This event is sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy, History, Political Science; Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences; the environmental studies major; the Office of Energy and Sustainability, the Social Justice Institute; the Swetland Center for Environmental Health at the School of Medicine; and the dean’s office of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Register to attend.