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Okech, Awino and Essof, Shereen (2021) 'Global movement for Black lives: A conversation between Awino Okech and Shereen Essof.' European Journal of Women's Studies. p. 135050682097890. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

This conversation reflects on the importance of transnational Black solidarity in a global moment where the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed structural inequalities that sustain Black death and the global movement for Black lives has focussed attention on anti-Blackness. We reflect on the legacies of past and contemporary Black, Indigenous, People of Colour activism and the role that this has played in strengthening transnational efforts to deal with colonialism, imperialism and patriarchy. In highlighting how anti-Blackness is sustained across different institutions - from the academy to social movements, we centre Black feminist movements’ role in building radical visions of equitable and transformative worlds through a focus on the nexus between patriarchy, capitalism and white supremacy. Black feminist visions we argue are geared at disrupting and transforming current power structures to advance justice and create liberatory futures. A central part of these liberatory futures lies in building collective power that is rooted in the political values of solidarity, hope and joy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Gender Studies
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 13505068
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1177/1350506820978903
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2022 12:01
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/38479

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