Reimagining Our World: Moving Towards Our Collective Care and Liberation


Spring 2021

W 7 - 8:30PM, online

In 2020, COVID-19, the murder of George Floyd and subsequent global protests, and a flurry of hurricanes and natural disasters demonstrates the immense failure of the state, capitalism, and legacies of imperialism and colonization. In light of these events, this course provides an understanding of these systems of power through a historical, political, economic, and social context. The first half of the class will aim to develop a structural analysis, with topics including neoliberal university, capitalism and Marxism, coronavirus capitalism, radical imagination, decolonization, abolishing the prison industrial complex, and transnational feminism. The second half of the class is focused on Black Feminist self care and collective care, including healing justice, burnout, the problems with work, and community love. We will be reading works from the following authors: Paulo Freire, Robin Kelley, Cedric Robinson, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Aimé Césaire, Angela Davis, K Agbebiyi, Mariame Kaba, Derecka Purnell, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Chandra Mohanty, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, and many more.

  • Katherine Gan,
  • Frances Hasso, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
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