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Abolitionist and Emancipatory Futures: Anti-Racist Struggles and Climate Justice
Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives Series
Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives Webinar Series | Vishwas Satgar, Malini Ranganathan | Moderator: Kian Goh
Friday, January 22, 202110:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
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Vishwas Satgar, “Southern Africa is Burning – Strategic Disruption and The South African Climate Justice Charter”
Vishwas Satgar is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand South Africa. He edits the Democratic Marxism series and is the principal investigator for Emancipatory Futures Studies in the Anthropocene. He has been an activist for four decades. He was involved in national liberation struggles and more recently he co-founded the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign and the Climate Justice Charter process.
Malini Ranganathan, “Abolition and Climate Justice in Transnational Perspective”
Malini Ranganathan is an Associate Professor in the School of International Service and Interim Faculty Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC. An urban geographer by training, her scholarship focuses on radical approaches to, and contrapuntal readings of, environmental justice in India and the U.S. She is the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon-American Council of Learned Societies fellowship which enabled her to complete a coauthored book, Corruption Plots: Stories, Ethics, and Publics of the Late Capitalist City, and is currently working on a second monograph on property law, urban ecologies, and anticaste struggles in Bangalore, India.
Kian Goh is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. She researches urban ecological design, spatial politics and social mobilization in the context of climate change and global urbanization. Her forthcoming book, Form and Flow: The Spatial Politics of Urban Resilience and Climate Justice (MIT Press in 2021) investigates the contested power relationships and conflicts around plans proposed by cities to respond to climate change impacts in New York, Jakarta, and Rotterdam.
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Sponsor(s): UCLA International Institute, African Studies Center, Geography, Political Science, Urban Planning, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability