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  • “Our People Are Worth The Risk”: Race, Identification, and the Formation of Political Community

    Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

    Lisa Beard, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside

    When civil rights organizer Ella Baker asked the question, “Who are your people?,” she was issuing not only the geographic question “where do you come from?” but also the political question “with whom do you identify?” (Ransby, 2003). This question of identification as a political act is likewise registered by anticolonial feminist philosopher María …

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