Revolutionary Feminisms

with Brenna Bhandar, Rafeef Ziadah, Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Vron Ware

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    Top row (left to right): Vron Ware, Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Bottom row (left to right): Brenna Bhandar, Rafeef Ziadah.

Past Event

This event was on Thurs 26 Nov, 5pm

Online Event

Black, anti-racist and anti-capitalist feminism is often side-lined in mainstream discourses. In their book Brenna Bhandar and Rafeef Ziadah interview some of the most powerful voices in revolutionary feminist thought to consider urgent transformations of the economy, social relations and political structures. In this live online panel, Bhandar and Ziadah are joined by two contributors – Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Vron Ware – to discuss what resistance looks like, from anti-colonialism to prison abolition.

In partnership with Verso as part of Feminist Resistance: Strategies for the 21st Century.

About Brenna Bhandar

Brenna Bhandar is Reader in Law and Critical Theory at SOAS, University of London. She is the author of Colonial Lives of Property, and she is co-editor of Plastic Materialities.

About Rafeef Ziadah

Rafeef Ziadah is an academic, poet and activist. She teaches Politics of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London. She has worked as researcher and campaigns organiser with a number of grassroots Palestinian, refugee rights and anti-poverty campaigns.

About Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and American Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she is also Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. She is the author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California. Honors include the American Studies Association Angela Y. Davis Award for Public Scholarship (2012); the Association of American Geographers’ Harold Rose Award for Anti-Racist Research and Practice (2014); the SUNY-Purchase College Eugene V. Grant Distinguished Scholar Prize for Social and Environmental Justice (2015-16); and the American Studies Association Richard A Yarborough Mentorship Award (2017).

About Vron Ware

Vron Ware has worked as a journalist and photographer and, since 1992, as an academic teaching cultural geography and sociology. She is author of Beyond the Pale: white women, racism and history (Verso 1992/2015), Out ofWhiteness: color, politics & culture (with Les Back, Chicago 2002), Military Migrants: fighting for YOUR country (Palgrave 2012). Currently professor of sociology & gender studies at Kingston University, she is working on a new book entitled Return of a Native: rethinking what’s rural.  

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About This Event 

  • This event takes place online only 
  • You can access this event for free through this web page and also on the Whitechapel Gallery’s YouTube Channel, here. 
  • This event is suitable for those over the age of 16 
  • We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event 
  • We are unable to provide live closed captioning or CART for this event.  
  • As the event is scheduled for a total of one hour, we will not take a rest break. 
  • As the event is being live streamed, you can access it from your home if you have access to an internet connection 
  • We do not yet know if we will be able to make the recording available afterwards. 

This information will be updated where required.