Oct 19th, 2022
Decolonial Reading Group
Every Wednesday from September 2022 until October 2022
***The final session, scheduled for October 12th, has been postponed to October 26th at the same meeting time. There will not be a meeting on October 19th.
Please join us with facilitator Ash Williams for a five-week virtual reading group on The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon.
The intention of this reading group is to collectively dissect the deeply influential text that has inspired and will continue to inspire revolutionaries and activists for years to come. For those interested in attending, there is no need to have read the book to join for the introductory meeting on Wednesday, September 14th! The reading schedule will be posted to our community events calendar after the first reading group session.
Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. We will be reading the sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon's most famous text, which stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said's Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Ash Williams is an anti-carceral and reproductive justice organizer. He received his BA in Philosophy from UNC Charlotte in 2014 and his MA in Ethics and Applied Philosophy from UNC Charlotte in 2015. For the last five years, Ash has been vigorously fighting to expand abortion access by funding abortions and training other people to become abortion doulas.
Live transcription is available through Zoom, and sessions are not recorded for privacy reasons.
Week 2: Preface-Section I (Introduction and Foreword are not required)
Week 3: Section II-Section III
Week 4: Section IV
Week 5: Section V-Conclusion