Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Conference in Honour of Professor Rupert Lewis


Black Radical Thought, Pedagogy and Praxis: A Conference in Honour of Rupert Lewis
University of the West Indies, Mona
Friday, October 11, 2013
Venue: UWI Regional Headquarters
8:30-9:30 Opening Plenary, Brian Meeks
Coffee Break
10:00-11:30 Panel 1 : Blackness and Caribbean ThoughtChair: Christine Cummings Charles Mills, “Blacker than Thou: Competing Conceptions of Black Radicalism”
Mark Figueroa, “W Arthur Lewis and the Struggle for Racial Equality”Rhoda Reddock, “Radical Social
Thought, Race, Class, Identity and the Postcolonial Nation”
Aaron Kamugisha, “The Future Writing of Caribbean Political Thought”
Carolyn Cooper, “‘Christopher Columbus is a Damn Blasted Liar’: Burning Spear’s Post-Colonial Poetics”
11:45-1:15 Panel 2: Garveyism in the Global and Local Spheres – Sovereignty, Human Rights and Reparations Chair: Aaron Kamugisha
Michael Barnett, “Marcus Garvey as the Father of Pan-Africanism and Anti-Colonial Champion”
Lawrence Bamikole, “Fanon and Gandhi on the Role of Violence in Liberations: Towards a Reconciliation”
Shirley Campbell, “Fathers Stop Sleeping With Your Daughters – the Social Response”
Omar Ryan, “Garveyism and Rastafari: A look at the Debate on Reparations for Caribbean Countries”
1:15-2:30 Lunch
2:15 Opening of Exhibition on Rupert Lewis – Edwin Jones, Multifunction Room, UWI Library
2:45-4:15 Panel 3: Garveyism, Spirituality and Creativity Chair: Jermaine McCalpin
Nicosia Shakes, “Composing the Second Emancipation: Black Radical Intelligence in Marcus Garvey’s Aesthetic Philosophy”
Linda Sturtz, “The Set Girls and the Pedagogy of the Streets: An Aural Black Counterpublic”
Steffon Campbell, “Thou Shalt Not Be Black: The Subjugation of Negroes in the Caribbean through Christianity”
Clinton Hutton, Pedagogy and LeRoy Clarke’s Philosophy Of Being, Freedom and Sovereignty
Herbie Miller, Reburial: Marcus Garvey as muse in the music of Don Drummond/Skatalites
4:30-6:00 Panel 4: Men, Women, Praxis and the Black World – From Slavery to Radicalism Chair: Jessica Byron
Swithin Wilmot, “A Passion for Inclusion: Black Politics in Free Jamaica, 1838-1865”
Toivo, Asheeke, “The Haitian Revolution and the Black Power Rebellion: Two Revolutionary Moments in the Global Struggle for Black Emancipation”
Natanya Duncan, “The Womanly Ways of Maymie De Mena Aiken and Berniza De Mena in the Global Negro World”
Ijahnya Christian, “Women, Wifeing and Mothering in the Garvey Movement: Black Radical Thought Socializing Inter-Generational Pan-African Activism”
Linnette Vassell, “Memory Gems”: The Lived Experience of Elean Thomas”
6:30 Public Lecture – Erna Brodber, “Blackspace and the Offspring of the Spade” To be followed by cultural event
Venue: The Undercroft

Saturday, October 12, 2013 Venue: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre
8:30-9:30 Plenary, Anthony Bogues
Coffee Break
10:00-11:30 Panel 5: Political Activism, Social Enterprise and Black NationalismChair: Margaret StevensChristine Cummings, “Cricket and Early Black Nationalism”Thema Monroe-White, “Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Line: Social Enterprise and Social Innovation in the Jim Crow Era”Obika Gray, “From Fanonism to Civism: Intellectuals, Social Thought and Dissenting Politics since Independence”Gavin Myers and Allan Bernard, “Returning to our Roots: Rupert Lewis as the base of Twenty First Century Caribbean People Focused Polity”
11:45-1:15 Panel 6: Race and the Caribbean LeftChair: Maziki ThameMargaret Stevens, “Rethinking the “Political Imaginary: “Pioneers of the Red International and the Black Caribbean, 1919-1939”Beth Hinderliter, “The Sound of Thunder in the Year of Revolution”: Robert Williams, Radio Free Dixie and Black Power in Cuba”F.S.J. Ledgister, “Edward Seaga and the Question of Levelling: Seeing Manley from the Other Side”Paget Henry, “Rupert Lewis, Walter Rodney and the Crisis of the Caribbean Left”
1:15-2:30 Lunch
2:45-4:15 Panel 7: Education as Praxis – the Legacies of GarveyismChair: Donna HopeBernard Jankee, “An Old Man Dies…Oral Testimony and the Preservation of the National Memory”Brite Timm, “Reconsidering “Groundings” in the Production of Historical Knowledge in Postcolonial Jamaica”Donna McFarlane, “The Praxis of Rupert Lewis: Liberty Hall after Garvey: Education, Self-Repair and Community Development”Neil Roberts, “Teaching Garveyism, Teaching Freedom” Amina Blackwood-Meeks, “Education for the Glory of a Race”
4:30-6:00 Panel 8: Africa, Pan-Africanism and the FutureChair: Clinton HuttonAndrea Slater, “Conflicting Currents: Pan-Africanism and Continental Africa”Locksley Edmondson, “Interrogating Garvey and Garveyism in the Context of South African Liberation Struggles”Mawuena Logan, “Sankofa: Pan-Africanism, Negritude and Decolonizing Narratives”Ogundiran Soumonni, “Neo-Garveyism, Innovation and Industrialization in Africa: Towards a Project for 21st Century Pan-Africanism”
Remarks – Maureen Warner-Lewis
Closing Remarks – Rupert Lewis

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