Every Tuesday from October 2021 until November 2021
A six week, online event series to read and discuss the work of social ecologist and lifelong revolutionary organizer Modibo Kadalie. Participants will explore Kadalie's 2019 book Pan-African Social Ecology: Speeches, Conversations, and Essays, a concise, radical and iconoclastic collection connecting Black liberation struggles to ecological activism in the era of climate change.
For the newly politicized, the book offers a useful reflection on the pan-Africanist movements of Kadalie’s day, highlighting its successes, blunders and legacies, while introducing concepts of anti-statism, anti-capitalism and community-building.
For the experienced organizer, the real beauty of the book is in Kadalie’s practice of auto-ethnography as a movement participant. As organizers, striking the imperative balance between the individual and the collective, no less retrospectively, is a monumental task that Kadalie has achieved here with grace, warmth and wisdom.