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"The Black Lives Matter Movement: Insurgent Intersectionality and Radical Inclusivity in the Twenty-First Century"

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Dr. Reiland Rabaka

This Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. the Florida Gulf Coast University Center for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies is hosting a virtual presentation called “The Black Lives Matter Movement: Insurgent Intersectionality and Radical Inclusivity in the Twenty-First Century.” It’s presented by Dr. Reiland Rabaka, Professor of African, African American, and Caribbean Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

His presentation will provide an overview of the historical roots, core principles, political critiques, and social commentary of the Black Lives Matter Movement, particularly how the movement is grounded in, and grew out of, the black radical feminist tradition in the U.S.

Dr. Rabaka is also a Research Fellow in the College of Human Sciences at the University of South Africa. His research areas and teaching interests are in black radical history, black radical politics, black social movements, black popular culture, and black popular music. He is author of more than fifty scholarly articles, book chapters, and essays, and more than a dozen books including: Du Bois’s Dialectics; Africana Critical Theory; Against Epistemic Apartheid: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology; Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization; Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory; The Negritude Movement; Hip Hop’s Inheritance; Hip Hop’s Amnesia; and The Hip Hop Movement.

Rabaka has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian Institution, the Eugene M. Kayden Book Award, the Cheikh Anta Diop Book Award, and the National Council for Black Studies’ Distinguished Career Award. You can read his full bio here.

Dr. Rabaka's virtual presentation for the FGCU Center for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies is free and open to anyone. You can register online here.