WE CHARGE GENOCIDE
In 1951 Paul Robeson presented the petition “We Charge Genocide” to the UN, launching the Civil Rights Congress’ campaign to hold the US government accountable for the atrocities committed against Black people, and making the connection between the violence of racial capitalism and US imperialism. In the context of the pandemic and as we approach the petition’s 70th anniversary, join us for a discussion of lessons we can learn from the original document and from the Black radical tradition more broadly. Panelists will discuss local and global forms of organizing against racism, colonialism, imperialism, and all forms of oppression within and beyond the university. Stop the genocide!
Charisse Burden-Stelly / University of Chicago & Carleton College
Ujju Aggarwal / New School for Social Research
Nellie Bailey / Harlem organizer and Black Agenda Report
Ángel Martínez / Hunter College, CUNY
Corinna Mullin / John Jay College, CUNY
Trevor Ngwane / University of Johannesburg
Rhea Rahman / Brooklyn College, CUNY
Sarah Raymundo / University of the Philippines
Amber Rivero / John Jay College, CUNY Student Senate president
Register here in advance for this Zoom event.