Thinking While Black
#LIND20 | January – November, 2020
Blackness as a form, concept and experience, has fundamentally shaped American iconographies, language, media, and cultural productions. This series invites us to consider Blackness as both a culture and a mode of thinking. The series will meditate on the structures of race in North America and will spotlight the seemingly disconnected forms of racial violence that hide in plain sight. How, despite shifts in rhetoric and political policy, have so many forms of racial violence persisted? How, we ask, can we rethink ourselves by understanding our relations to blackness?
The Phil Lind Initiative 2020 series at UBC will explore these questions and more, with visits from foremost intellectuals including Claudia Rankine, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Jesmyn Ward, and Ibram X. Kendi. Each of the public events is free to attend.
The Phil Lind Initiative is hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. The initiative’s mandate is to invite prominent US scholars, writers, and intellectuals to UBC to share ideas with students, faculty, and the wider community on some of the most urgent issues of our time.
Join National Book award-winning authors Jesmyn Ward and Ibram X. Kendi for three virtual events as part of the 2020 Phil Lind Initiative series on “Thinking While Black,” hosted by UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.
Please find information on obtaining tickets below. Each event will take place between 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time. Webinar details will be provided upon registration.