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Hacking the Syllabus: Critical Solidarities with Nadine Naber and Alisa Bierria
Join Dr. Nadine Naber, professor in the Gender and Women's Studies Program and the Global Asian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago, for her lecture The Radical Potential of Mothering for Abolition, Anti-Militarism, and Transnational Feminist Solidarity. Following the lecture, Dr. Naber will be in conversation with Dr. Alisa Bierria, assistant professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

The three-part series Hacking the Syllabus: Critical Solidarities shares powerful perspectives of educator-activists and resources they’ve created, syllabi, to equalize access to knowledge and disseminate paths for learning. The series explores building solidarities through an intersectional lens.

Professor Naber is the co-founder of the collective Mothers Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity (MAMAS), an activist research project that seeks to amplify the voices of mothers trapped within the prison-industrial complex and the violence of the war on terror while amplifying coalitions between BIPOC women, queer, and transgender people. In this lecture, she will illustrate why this collective has been insisting that people who conduct the labor of mothering should be leading the way when it comes to abolitionist and decolonizing social movements. Overall, Professor Naber argues that (1) the labor of mothering, in the context of state violence, operates as an inherently radical act and (2) care-work, especially reproductive labor, and political organizing involve a permeable, interconnected relationality necessary to the labor of creating the alternative society abolitionists have been calling for.

Please visit the event webpage to access the syllabus from Dr. Nabers’s class Feminism and Social Change.

Nov 18, 2020 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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