What Do We Mean When We Say Privilege, Ally, and Comrade?

Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
The Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

October 23rd, 2013 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
DISCUSSION AND DEBATE
What Do We Mean When We Say Privilege, Ally, and Comrade?
Exploring the Difficulty of Difference and Movement Building

Kazembe Balagun, Brittney Cooper, and others, moderated by Shaun Lin
Over the past several years movement activists and intellectuals have devoted considerable time to discussing varying forms of privilege and what it means to be an ally. Thanks to these discussions, more clarity and more uncertainty exist than ever before about how to organize across difference. Thanks to the way that white critique of privilege Tim Wise has recently come under fire, the time is ripe to engage a discussion on exactly what we mean when we talk about privilege, allies, and comrades.

In this special forum moderated by Shaun Lin, participants Kazembe Balagun, Brittney Cooper and others will discuss what they mean when they talk about privilege and discuss how useful they find the concepts privilege, allies, comrades, and solidarity. Rather then finding answers, special attention will be paid to raising questions that will help movement activists and intellectuals think through the concepts of privilege and how to organize across difference in ways that transform human beings and the world.

Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers