Reading with Tricontinental: Frantz Fanon- The Brightness of Metal
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March 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This discussion will be held online. We will send Zoom info to all registered participants, please RSVP below!
Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research is an international, movement-driven institution focused on stimulating intellectual debate that serves people’s aspirations. Every month, they produce a brief dossier reflecting on a current event with an anti-imperialist analysis. We are holding space every month to discuss and debate the latest dossier.
This month, we are reading Dossier No. 26: Fanon: The Brightness of Metal. Joining us to guide this discussion is Professor Anthony Alessandrini.
This dossier offers a sparkling introduction to Fanon’s life and work, stressing the contemporary political traction of his radical humanism, and noting that his work carries an ‘irrepressible openness to the universal’ and an axiomatic commitment to ‘recognize the open door of every consciousness’. It examines, in particular, Fanon’s contribution as a theorist of praxis committed to move beyond the ontological and spatial ordering of oppression and undertake a form of insurgent and democratic praxis in which ‘a mutual current of enlightenment and enrichment’ is developed between protagonists from different social locations.