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April 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us, along with writer/philosopher A. Shahid Stover and professor LaRose T. Parris for an engaging and critical dialogue about Being and Insurrection, a work of existential liberation theory rooted in lived Black experience informed by original interrogations of the anti-slavery dialectic of Frederick Douglass, the existential Marxism of Jean-Paul Sartre and the decolonial phenomenology of Frantz Fanon.

Being and Insurrection (Cannae Press, 2019) is a book of insurgent philosophy which not only challenges the way we perceive the human condition, but also questions the way our understanding of human ‘being’ coincides with conceptions of human liberation and the geohistorical possibility of emancipatory social struggle.


  • A. Shahid Stover
    A. Shahid Stover is an avant-garde African-American writer/philosopher/social critic and editor-in-chief of The Brotherwise Dispatch. Stover’s first work, Hip Hop Intellectual Resistance deals with intellectual engagement and Hip Hop aesthetics as Black cultural resistance to Empire. Read More ›
  • LaRose T. Parris
    LaRose T. Parris is an Associate Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY where she teaches courses in African American Literature and Contemporary Black Fiction.  Her book, Being Apart: Theoretical and Existential Resistance in Africana Literature was awarded the Nicolás Guillén Prize for Outstanding Book in Philosophical Literature by the Caribbean Philosophical … Read More ›


April 26, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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