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Workshop on political transformative experience: Where we are now

Thursday, 06 May, 2021

Some events are politically transformative.

Examples include the pandemic, climate change, the civil rights movement, and the Black Lives Matter movement. This workshop investigates political transformative experiences through a range of angles, among others, Indigenous philosophies, African-American political thought, and American pragmatism. 

This event is online and will take place on Zoom. Please send an email to Yiling Zhou,,  assistant to the Danforth Chair to register. 

Program (all times are Central Time Zone), for Thursday, May 6.

  • 9:50 a.m. to 10 a.m. Helen De Cruz.  Introduction to the workshop
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kyle Whyte.  Political Transformative Experience and Time
  • 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò.  Protect Yourself at All Times: Self Defense and the Construction of Agency 
  • 12:10 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Lunch break
  • 1:40 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Meena Krishnamurty.  Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sympathy, Indignation, and Political Motivation
  • 2:50 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.  Johnathan Flowers.  Trust, Experience, and Political Transformation
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. Krushil Watene.  Reweaving Conceptual Threads: Indigenous Peoples and Intergenerational Justice

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