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May 8, 2018
(cancelled) Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
How We Get Free: Black Politics and the White Power Presidency
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7:30PM
University Temple Church (University District)

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. All tickets will be refunded within 5-7 business days.

“If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free.” —Combahee River Collective Statement

Writer and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was one of our most-anticipated speakers of last season—unfortunately she had to cancel her event with Town Hall, along with others. We’re thrilled to bring her back to the stage this season to discuss the origins and struggles of today’s Black activist movements. She joins us to explore the history of Black politics in America, sharing interviews from founding members of the Combahee River Collective—a path-breaking group of radical Black feminists which became one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. Join Taylor for a reflection on the legacy of Black feminism and the organizations that shaped its modern direction.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. Her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation won the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book. Her articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Jacobin, New Politics, The Guardian, In These Times, Black Agenda Report, Ms., International Socialist Review, and other publications.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle as part of the Civics series.

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