6th December Monday

We are pleased to announce that Professor Paul Gilroy will be speaking at the occupied Brunei Suite This Monday 6th December at 12 Midday. Not something you will want to miss we are sure.

Professor Gilroy (LSE) is known as a path-breaking scholar and historian of the music of the Black Atlantic diaspora, as a commentator on the politics of race, nation and racism in the UK, and as an archaeologist of the literary and cultural lives of blacks in the western hemisphere. His recent work focuses on relationships between multiculturalism, hierarchy, difference and the elaboration of non-racial democracy.

Other events of the day:

2pm: Film showing: ‘A History of Student Revolt’ – A documentary by John Rees : charting the political history of student movements, from volunteer strikebreakers in the 1920s to their role as a catalyst for mass movements of radical social change

2.30pm: speaker TBC, “From May ’68 to Millbank Tower: a discussion of the history of the
student revolt and the current student movement”

3.30pm: The Edukators 2.0 – A feature film based in Austria that documents over a year of occupations and protests in the education movement

5pm: open planning meeting for Wednesday’s National Day of Action against fees and cuts on the eve of the Parliamentary vote. come and decide what will SOAS do!
facebook event: www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=182354165108330

8pm onwards : an Italian Evening at the SOAS Occupation! Featuring:

  • play-reading of Italian dramatist Dario Fo’s works
  • sing-around of Italian songs of struggle
  • showing of one of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s short movies
  • discussion of ideas emerging from the Italian Movement – Antonio Negri, the multitude, immaterial labour and cognitive capitalism
  • …and much more!

Bring panettone, pizza, pasta, mandolinos, wine, friends and lovers. All welcome!!


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