A Reading List on Black Feminism

As part of a series of events on decolonising the curriculum, the Gender Centre partnered with the Black Conversations student initiative to host Heidi Safia Mirza’s talk on Decolonizing Pedagogies: “Black feminist reflections on gender, race, faith and seeking solidarity in the academy“.

Further to her inspiring talk, Heidi Safia Mirza started a reading list on black feminism in which you will find links and call numbers to access the resources in our collections.

People willing to watch the recording of Heidi Safia Mirza’s talk can contact the Gender Centre: gender@graduateinstitute.ch


Illustration (cropped): CC BY-SA 2.0 Black Lives Matter Berlin Demonstration, 24.06.2017, Montecruz Foto

Film of the Week: “I am not your negro” by Raoul Peck

“Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.”

“I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.”

Publisher: Black Out, 2017
Call Number: 973 IAM

Film de la semaine : “Détroit” de Kathryn Bigelow

“Entre gris clair et gris foncé”

Eté 1967. La guerre du Viêt Nam et les discriminations raciales échauffent les esprits, attisent les rancœurs. Détroit s’enflamme. Pour échapper aux émeutes, Fred et Larry se réfugient dans l’« Algiers Motel ». Des tirs s’y laissent entendre et autorisent la police à l’annexer.

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