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BLACK SOLIDARITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT: A TRANSATLANTIC ROUNDTABLE
February 29, 2020 - New York City

Between the late 1940s and the 1990s, movements for independence, decolonization, and Black Power emerged and flourished. While these movements altered the terrain of the global south, they had a profound echo effect on the culture, politics, and artistic expression of the global north. In Europe, support committees for Black political prisoners, anti-Apartheid actions as well as the Black Panthers provided “hot flashes” during the Cold War. Across social movements, “solidarity” became an alternative current to encompass modalities of difference, with activists working together against capitalism and racial separation. The result was a reshifting of racial and national boundaries, and an enduring hope for a different society.

We will explore the legacies of Global Black Solidarity, and what it means today through a conversation with Ginga Eichler and scholar Dr. Robyn Spencer.

Ginga Eichler was a member of the African National Congress Solidarity committee in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

Dr. Robyn Spencer is a historian that focuses on Black social protest after World War II, urban and working-class radicalism, and gender. She teaches survey and seminar courses on African American Heritage, Civil rights and Black Power and Black women’s history at the Graduate Center at CUNY. She is the author of The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and The Black Panther Party in Oakland.

WHEN: Saturday, February 29
4:00 PM

WHERE: Goethe-Institut New York
30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

This event concludes the series Black Solidarity in a Global Context, a month of programming exploring the deep roots of culture and activism between Germany and the black world, co-presented by Goethe-Institut New York and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office.

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