Organised Abandonment

8 Dec, 2022

18:00 SAST

87 De Korte street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

The Forge presents a public talk and panel discussion on Organised Abandonment, to which all are invited.

Presenter: Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore 

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is the author of Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation (Verso 2022); and Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (UC Press 2007); and she has co-edited, with Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference (Duke 2021).

Discussants/panellists: Yvonne Phyllis is the Co-Director of Operations at The Forge; Dr Vashna Jagarnath is a Director of both Pan Africa Today and Friends of the Workers; Professor Kelly Gillespie, from the University of the Western Cape, is a political and legal anthropologist, with a research focus on criminal justice in South Africa.

Facilitator: Maneo Refiloe Mohale editor, feminist writer and poet.