UNIVERSITY SIN FRONTERAS
LIBERATION SPRING SEMESTER
(MAR 26-MAY 14)
First Session on March 26, 6-8 PM, at PROJECT SOUTH (9 Gammon Ave SE, Atlanta 30315)
EMERY WRIGHT TO PRESENT ON “DECOLONIZING THE U.S. SOUTH”
This course will provide an overview and analysis of the historical framework of colonization and how it can be manifested in contemporary society to maintain a level of control over people and specifically how it looks in the South. Attention will be given to the implications for a lack of awareness around colonization and group discussion will focus on how one can decolonize his/her own life, the role of the state in perpetuating the colonization process, and how to combat decolonization in every facet of society. Deeper class dialogue will explore the roots of oppression and encourage the class to collectively formulate strategy and a structure for activism against colonization in the south. This introductory course will lay the groundwork for the remainder of the semester as broader topics are introduced and explored. (2 hrs)
University Sin Fronteras Course: Decolonize the South
March 26 - May 14, 2014
WHEN: Wednesdays 6pm-8pm
WHERE: Project South offices, Atanta
March 26: Class I - Introduction to Decolonizing the South This course will provide an overview and analysis of the historical framework of colonization and how it has manifested in the South.
April 2: Class II – Body Sovereignty in the South This course will to explore gender constructions as fundamental to colonialism and how sovereignty over the body in the context of the South plays a substantive role in the movement for liberation for all people.
April 9: Class III – Decolonizing Health & Healing in the South This course will engage the student-participants in discussion on topics associated with health and healing, including food justice, healthcare, and the legacy of the medical industrial complex in the South.
April 16: Class IV - Decolonizing Labor and Migration in the South This course will debunk the prominent myths around labor and migration in the South by bringing to light the racist and exploitive methods to manipulate the lives of workers in the service of corporate and state agendas.
April 23: Class V – Decolonizing the Impact of Globalization and the Neoliberal (New Confederate) State in the South The notion of decolonizing solidarity will be defined by the collective group and put into context around normative ideas of economics and economic growth as it relates to the South.
April 30: Class VI – Role of Culture, Art, and Music in Decolonizing the South This course will advocate for study on the use of culture to create liberated spaces in the South through an analysis of art as a capable narrator of the process of decolonization.
May 7: Class VII - The Southern Freedom Movement in the 21st Century This course will detail the history of the Southern Freedom Movement in the present 21st century political moment and chronicle the stated efforts of the Southern Movement Assembly/Alliance to coordinate actions to achieve a shared purpose: to dismantle the systems that create and maintain racism, oppression and exploitation while also building the social and economic democracy that advances self-determination and sovereignty on multiple fronts.
Join us for an incredible spring semester!