These sessions invite participants to engage in decolonial feminist approaches to solidarity and activism and seek to create a space where concepts of decolonial feminism, anti-imperialism and anti-racism are encountered in a way that overcomes the theory-praxis divide.
Each session will be loosely structured as a text and topic introduction followed by a seminar discussion. PDF chapters from selected texts will be made available for free for participants ahead of the sessions. A supplementary reading list will be provided for participants to act as a theoretical foundation for the topics discussed. Participants are encouraged but not expected to read the supplementary texts. The discussion group can only be attended by POC, however, the texts discussed will be made available online for others to access.
The texts discussed will include chapters by Angela Davis, Noura Erakat, Marc Lamont Hill, Francoise Verges, Sayak Valencia and Judith Butler.
Structure: once a sign-up link has been circulated, interested parties can send a short bio introducing themselves and briefly state why they are interested in joining the group. Once a group has been collated an email with the selected text, in addition to supplementary texts will be sent off to participants along with a Zoom link. An additional whatsapp group will be created for participants to connect informally.
This reading group is happening as an extension of the Except for Palestine project, curated by Izdihar Afyouni.