Dr. Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture Feb. 24th 7-8:30pm AST “A New World: Black Emancipation and the Work That Lies Ahead”
Dr. Rachel Zellars
On Feb. 24th Dr. Rachel Zellars’ keynote lecture explores how on May 25, 2020, the world shifted. In the aftermath of the execution of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 60 countries and every major city in North America erupted, for months, into movements of protest and resistance. Zellars asks what does our current, global moment teach us about historical Black struggles for full emancipation, and what do recent calls to #DefundThePolice and for abolition mean for Black people and our future sites of resistance?
The lecture will also include the Committee for Black and Aboriginal Student Success (CABSS) Black Leaders Awards, and closing remarks by Dr. Ronald Charles, a scholar of the African diaspora and Associate Professor Religious Studies, St.F.X.