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IF THEY TAKE YOU IN THE MORNING, THEY WILL BE COMING FOR US THAT NIGHT
onsdag, 21. december, 2016 @ 17:00 - 19:00Gratis
The event will take place at the World Culture Center Concert Hall, Nørre Allé 7, 2100 Copenhagen N. The event itself is free, but you need to reserve a seat on Billetto.dk
“’If they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night’: On the importance of intersectional transnational solidarity movements in a time of Trump and Neo-liberal Madness”
Nigel Hatton, Assistant Professor at University of California, Merced will talk about the need to galvanize and unite transnational civil resistance in the light of Trump’s election as President of the United States and the globalization of hatred fueled by the selfishness and narcissism that have defined neoliberalism.
This presentation, dialogue and open question examines the possibilities for rooted global everyday solidarities in moments of social, political and cultural emergency. Trump’s victory, endorsed by the KKK, has emboldened racists across the nation. Within two weeks of his election win, more than 700 incidents of hate and racism were reported, directed at Muslims, African Americans, women and LGBT community members. Trump’s supporters and doppelgängers appear in various forms not only in the United States, but also in Europe and the rest of the world. This globalization of hatred requires renewed approaches to galvanize and unite everyday forms of transnational civil resistance, knowledge production and activism contingent on Baldwin’s premise that “all lives are connected to other lives and when one man goes, much more than the man goes with him.”
Nigel De Juan Hatton is assistant professor of literature at the University of California, Merced. He was born on Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi, and raised in South Carolina, Arizona, California, Virginia, the Philippines and Germany. He received a B.A. in English from Virginia Tech, an MFA in Writing from the Jesuit University of San Francisco, an MA in Latin American Studies and MA in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in Modern Thought & Literature from Stanford University, and a dual Ph.D. in Modern Thought & Literature and The Humanities with a minor in Political Theory, also from Stanford.