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Savannah Shange Book Discussion
December 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
San Francisco is the endgame of gentrification, where racialized displacement means that the Black population of the city hovers at just over 3 percent. The Robeson Justice Academy opened with the mission of offering liberatory, social justice-themed education to youth of color – but the majority Latinx school has the district’s highest suspension rates for Black students. In Progressive Dystopia Savannah Shange explores the potential for reconciling the school’s marginalization of Black students with its sincere pursuit of multiracial uplift and solidarity. Shange argues for abolition over revolution or progressive reform as the needed path toward Black freedom. Savannah Shange is an abolitionist, anthropologist, and community worker. She will discuss Progressive Dystopia, and the ethnographic fieldwork and six years teaching experience at Robeson on which the book is predicated. Moya Bailey is Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. She will facilitate a Q&A with Savannah Shange. Join us for this exciting book talk! Register here!