Thursday, 4 February 2016

The Politics of Grieving: A Panel-led Discussion

5pm (5.15 start) - 6.45pm, Tue 9 Feb
Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres

Barzan Sadiq (President of the Cambridge Kurdish Society)
Philip Luther-Davies (Sociology)
Lola Olufemi (chair of FLY, the university women of colour network)
Others TBC
The desire for this event was sparked in the wake of events in November 2015 which saw Paris elevated in the public mind and universally mourned. Discussions about the inequality of grief began almost immediately and this event hopes to ask more and take these questions somewhere. It will be a chaired and panel-led open discussion about grieving. The panelists will each give us some insight into grief - politically, psychologically, socially and individually and then the discussion will open up to all. We will consider why some lives are easier to grieve than others; what is political about grief; what it means to grieve and who dictates it. We look forward to seeing many of you there.
This is the third of our Critical Theory and Practice seminars this year. The aim of these seminars is to integrate radical theory with political practice and activism. Each consists of a presentation followed by a Q&A session (and trip to the Anchor pub round the corner). We record each session, so if you can't make it, like our pages so you get updated once the video is uploaded. Organised with the help of Cambridge Defend Education (CDE) and Cambridgeshire Left.
Upcoming talks for Lent 2016 (see our termcard for more)

Tue 16 Feb | Peter Hudis, 'Frantz Fanon on Race, Recognition, and Revolution: A Re-examination'
Mill Lane Lecture Theatres Room 1

Tue 23 Feb | 'Policing Neoliberalism in Egypt: The Rise of the "Securocratic" State' (Cancelled)
Keynes Hall, King's College

Tue 1 Mar | Andreas Malm, 'Fossil Capital'
Mill Lane Lecture Theatres Room 1

Tue 8 Mar | The theory and practice of decolonizing higher education, from South Africa to the UK
Arathi Sriprakash (Faculty Education Cambridge)
Adam Branch (Politics, Cambridge)
Robbie Shilliam (Politics, Queen Mary)
Ruchi Chaturvedi (Sociology, Cape Town & Rhodes Must Fall Oxford)
Suren Pillay (Humanities, Western Cape)

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