Approaches to race and racism have divided political movements and organisations in the past and continue to do so in the present. More than 20 years into democracy, race has been a stubborn and persistent marker of inequality, access to resources, power and privilege and continues to shape lived experiences. This reality has invited scathing criticism for the idea of “non-racialism” or what some have coined “rainbowism”. Rozena Maart explores the role of race and racism in the making of existing social orders and in determining the strategies employed by movements organising for social change today. Maart will foreground the psychological effects of racism and oppression, agency and resistance as well as examine the language used to fight racism and imagine liberation.
Maart is Professor of Philosophy and Director for the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity (CCRRI) at UKZN. Her work explores the world using Black Consciousness, critical race theory and feminism.
Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education,
1 Batten Lane,
Mowbray, Cape Town
(next to Forest Hill and opposite the Viljoenhof CPUT residences)
Kindly RSVP by Tuesday 20 March 2017 to:
021 685 3516/8