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University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

January 2021

The Initiative for the Study of Race, Religion, and Revolution’s Winter 2021 Schedule

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 10, 2021

University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Professor Butch Ware and the ISRRAR announce the Winter Quarter schedule for HIST 210RA: Race, Faith, Revolution. Graduate students are invited to register for this 2-unit seminar and to sign up for the listserv at http://tinyurl.com/ISRRARListServ. How have Black metaphysics articulated with racial politics in order to advance efforts of justice, liberation, and self-actualization? In this very special year of 2021, our seminar will take on manifestations of anti-black racism and imperialism, as well as African and African Diasporic efforts…

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. LaKisha Simmons, “The Ancestors and the Womb are One: Black Motherhood and Histories of Black Infant Loss”

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Throughout the twentieth century, Black women in the United States experienced at least double the rates of infant mortality experienced by white women. Through an analysis of oral histories collected in the US South in the 1930s, Dr. LaKisha Simmons (University of Michigan) details what Patricia Hill Collins terms a “Black women’s standpoint on mothering.” From interviewees’ discussions of infant and child loss emerge twin concepts of generation and Black relationality, which enable a theory of Black motherhood as connected…

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February 2021

ISRRAR Event–Dr. Rasul Miller, “Black Internationalism and Black Sunni Muslims in America”

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

During the interwar period, the historic neighborhood of Harlem was home to a thriving Black political scene that included Garveyites, Communists, labor organizers, anticolonial activists, and politicized adherents of various new Black religious congregations. Shaykh Daoud Faisal and Mother Khadijah Faisal, the architects of New York City’s first lasting Black Sunni Muslim community worked as artists, organizers, and propagators of Islam for over a decade in 1920s and 1930s Harlem, and were deeply impacted by its Black internationalist political and…

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