LA
2016
Event Type: 
Panel
Description/Abstract of your Event: 

Frantz Fanon (1926-61) is widely considered one of the most important theorists on race and racism of the twentieth century. There is a rebirth of interest in his ideas today, in light of how his work on the social and psychological impact of being denied recognition due to racism speaks to ongoing struggles against police abuse, immigrant bashing, and social inequality. This panel will explore how Fanon’s ideas speak to such contemporary issues as the relation between of racism and sexism, the continued impact of neo-colonialism upon the developing world, and the effort to develop a new humanism from the struggles against police abuse, racial discrimination, and globalized capitalism.