Monthly Archives: July 2017

Before Columbus Foundation to host panel discussion “Frantz Fanon in the 21st Century: His Life and Legacy” July 23rd

Sunday, July 23rd, 1-3:30 PM, at the San Francisco Public Library. RSVP to the event on Facebook:

Frank B Wilderson, III (Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of US Antagonisms) and Lewis Gordon (What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought) join moderator Justin Desmangles (Before Columbus Foundation) for a discussion of the life and legacy of Frantz Fanon in the 21st century.

Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy at UCONN-Storrs; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; Core Professor at the Global Center for Advanced Studies; and Honorary Professor at the Unit of the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa. He also is the drummer for the band ThreeGenerations (…/UCedXg5Lmzi_RNq172eDLE3g/videos, Spotify, and other music sites). His most recent books are What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (NY: Fordham UP; London: Hurst; Johannesburg: Wits UP, 2015; in Swedish, Vad Fanon Sa, Stockholm: TankeKraft förlag, 2016), La sud prin nord-vest: Reflecţii existenţiale afrodiasporice, trans. Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (Cluj, Romania: IDEA Design & Print, 2016), and, with Fernanda Frizzo Bragato, the forthcoming anthology Geopolitics and Decolonization: Perspectives from the Global South (London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield International). His website is: and he is on twitter at:

Frank B. Wilderson III is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at UC Irvine. He is also the Director of the Culture & Theory PhD Program. Professor Wilderson spent five and a half years in South Africa where he was one of two Americans to have held elected office in the African National Congress during the apartheid era. He also worked as a psychological warfare, secret propaganda, and covert operations cadre for the ANC’s armed wing Umkhonto We Sizwe. His books include, Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid; and Red, White, & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms. In addition to being an activist and scholar, Dr. Wilderson is also a creative writer; and through his creative writing he has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship; The Maya Angelou Award for Best Fiction Portraying the Black Experience in America; the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award; The Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement of the Highest Order; The Judith Stronach Award for Poetry, and The American Book Award.

Astra Taylor, American Book Award winner, gives EMMA talk

You can see video of her talk “Where Are The Gears? Thoughts on Resisting the (Neoliberal, Networked) Machine” here.