Coffee Hour, Friday, April 14, - "...making knowledge for Gullah/Geechee futurity" - presented by Kate Derickson.

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Title: The story starts with the land: making knowledge for Gullah/Geechee futurity 


Abstract: What is the research university to Gullah/Geechee futurity? What kinds of scholarly knowledge can make more likely the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, or the possibility of Gullah/Geechee self-determination? In this talk, I draw on an ongoing, decade-long collaboration with the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank to consider how knowing in a scholarly register can resource struggles for collective liberation. I draw on Donna Haraway to propose the concept of “response-able abstractions” and sketch out “Long Reconstruction” as a nascent abstraction that is made with, from and for Gullah/Geechee Nation and might knit together forms of racialized dispossession and freedom dreams expressed in the streets of Minnesota and and the tidal creeks of South Carolina.

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