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  • Solidarities and Shared Struggles: Global Lived Experiences of Anti-Blackness
  • Solidarities and Shared Struggles: Global Lived Experiences of Anti-Blackness
  • November 27, 2023
  • 11 AM - 12 PM, EST


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  • Insurgent Intersections: Combating Global Anti-Blackness is thrilled to launch our third year of inquiry with "Solidarities and Shared Struggles: Global Lived Experiences of Anti-Blackness". Our keynote speaker will be international journalist Hannah Ajala, with opening remarks on Gaza from Dr. Noura Erakat and original poetry performed by Lilian Agu.

    Join us for a live conversation on the global and sometimes unexpected reach of the logics of anti-Blackness. With perspectives from Africa to Gaza, we will explore how the systems that evolved to control Black people are also utilized to oppress many other communities – and how these intersections inform people’s continued struggles for life, dignity, and liberation. This event marks the start of Insurgent Intersections' yearlong exploration of the theme "Global Lived Experiences of Anti-Blackness". To view the event flyer, click here.


  • Hannah Ajala headshotHANNAH AJALA is an international journalist currently specialising in podcasts for organisations like the BBC and CBC, and has spent the past three years travelling across Africa working on a range of stories and broadcasting for international and local organisations. A lot of her work specialises in real life storytelling, women’s empowerment, culture and art, fashion and music current affairs, and most recently, true crime. She's passionate about shedding positive and engaging light on stories coming from communities which are often misrepresented and marginalised.



    Noura Erakat Headshot

    NOURA ERAKAT is a human rights attorney and an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Criminal Justice. Her research interests include human rights law, humanitarian law, national security law, refugee law, social justice, and critical race theory. Noura is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya, an electronic magazine on the Middle East that combines scholarly expertise and local knowledge. She is the author of Justice for Some: Law and in the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019), winner of the 2019 Palestine Book Awards sponsored by the Middle East Monitor and winner of the Independent Publishers Book Award's Bronze Medial in Current Events/Foreign Affairs. Stanford University Press released Justice for Some in paper in April 2020. She recently completed a Non-Resident Visiting Fellowship in the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative at the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School.


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    LILIAN AGU is a poet and student in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University - New Brunswick (Class of '25). She is majoring in Africana Studies and is a member of Verbal Mayhem, an an open mic, spoken word student organization, as well as Wanawake, an African student organization emphasizing African women empowerment. 

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