P16c - Global Black Lives Matter (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 50min

Panel 16c - Global Black Lives Matter: representations of resistance, memory and politics | Collaborations

Convenors: Raminder Kaur (University of Sussex), Mariagiulia Grassilli (University of Sussex)

Short abstract: We explore representations and performances against racism as ‘catalytic signifiers’ that contribute to empowering narratives and uprisings, whilst investigating the ripple effects that re-thinking and reclaiming icons - films, statues, monuments, sounds etc. - have for social change and equality.


  • Indigenous solidarity, discourse, and activism with Black Lives Matter
    Author: Sonia Chinn (The Village School)

  • African Migrant Struggles In Italy: The Narrative Behind Jallow’s Arrest
    Author: Emilia Melossi (University of Sussex)

  • For subversive political aesthetics: mestizo performances challenging monuments of whiteness in Santiago’s urban space
    Author: Olivia Casagrande (University of Manchester), Claudio Alvarado Lincopi (Universidad Católica de Chile)

  • Moi, un Noir: Affirmation of, or antagonism against coloniality?
    Author: Sol Carroll (University of Sussex)

  • Interrogating “Diversity” Through Collaborative Film in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Berlin - Contesting White Supremacy
    Author: Damani Partridge (University of Michigan)

Find the papers’ abstracts here.

A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Please check the full schedule of live events and links to join here.

Background image: Film still from AfriCompleXCities by Fatou-Seydi Sarr. Image by Damani Partridge.

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