Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

General enquiries

Leeds University Centre for African Studies
c/o POLIS,
Social Sciences Building,
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 343 5069

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski

The Legacy of Fanon – Contemporary Challenges to Racism and Oppression

The Legacy of Fanon: Contemporary Challenges to Racism and Oppression

“What matters is not to know the world but to change it.”
Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

Liverpool Hope University Conference, Wednesday 5th September 2018
Registration 9-9:30am, Conference Close 5pm

A conference exploring the ideas of Frantz Fanon. It will
provide a forum to critically interrogate the discourse, theories
and experiences of racism, discrimination, oppression and
readings of Fanon in the context of marginalised and oppressed
groups, professionalism and daily life/experience.
We invite interest to explore themes including (but not limited to): Social & community activism;
Contemporary racism, Challenges to the notion of post-racism; Alienation; Mental/psychiatric health;
Neo- and post-colonialism; and Gender/sexuality.
We welcome contributions in the form of posters and conference papers from practitioners,
academics, students and those involved in service delivery. Deadline for submission is July 5 2018.

Keynote speakers to include:
Prof. Erica Burman, author of Fanon, education, action: child as method (2018)
Prof. Lewis Gordon, author of What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life And
Thought (2015)
Dr. Leo Zeilig, author of Frantz Fanon: The Militant Philosopher (2016)

Conference to be opened by Liverpool Hope Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Gerald Pillay
Delegate costs
Individual delegate £30
Students & unemployed/unwaged £20
Refreshments and lunch included
Registration/payment accepted through Liverpool Hope Online Store


For further information contact: Philomena Harrison Harrisp1@hope.ac.uk; Alistair
Jewell Jewella@hope.ac.uk; Beverley Burke B.J.Burke@ljmu.ac.uk; Ismail Karolia


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