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Shirley Chisholm was an icon for women and African Americans. Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the US Congress, the first black candidate for a major party's presidential nomination, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Beside her historic political career, Chisholm was also an incredible activist who spent her life fighting for civil rights.
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Across the globe, right-wing parties and movements are advancing. While Europe and the United States are still coping with these allegedly recent phenomena, authoritarianism and nationalism are nothing new in most parts of the world.

This restoration of authoritarianism is following upon years of upsurges and protests worldwide. The Occupy movement, the Gezi park protests, and the revolutions and revolts in many countries across North Africa and West Asia are powerful examples of how people are voicing their opposition towards social injustices and repressive regimes. However, especially in countries of the Global South, these protests have often been repressed violently.

How are these struggles interlinked? What are the shared challenges emancipatory politics face across national borders? During the panel discussion, we want to answer these and other questions, and to work on formulating new forms of international solidarity.

The discussion summarized discussions and learnings from a conference with some 50 activists and academics that took place the weekend prior. Bringing together activists from different countries in West Asia, North Africa and Europe, we created a safe space for fertile and open discussion.


► Saeed Batal, journalist & filmmaker, Syria
► Nizar Hassan, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
► Angela Joya, University of Oregon
► Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS, University of London
Moderator: Tanja Tabbara, Afrika Referat, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

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The Senegalese director talks about the importance of film as a tool for political activism in this excerpt from a documentary on his life, featured on our edition of his debut feature, BLACK GIRL.

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Kav of Grad Voice Invites the SFAI community to the second in a series of special artist talks featuring: Dewey Crumpler with Christopher Williams as the moderator.

Dewey Crumpler is an Associate Professor of painting at San Francisco Art Institute. His current work examines issues of globalization/ cultural co-modification through the integration of digital imagery, video and traditional painting techniques. Dewey’s works are available in the permanent collections of the California African American Museum, Triton Museum of Art Los Angeles and the Oakland Museum Of California. Crumpler received the Flintridge Foundation Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as The Fleishhacker Foundation Fellowship Eureka Award.  Currently represented by Jenkins Johnsons Gallery, Collapse was Dewey Crumpler’s most recent exhibition at Seattle University, with The Hedreen Gallery.

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In which John Green teaches you about nonviolence and peace movements in the 20th century. What is nonviolence? What is a peace movement? Well. traditionally, humans often resort to violence when they come into conflict. In the 20th century, it became much more common for people to enact change by means of nonviolence, and there was a common thread of connection between many of the most notable advocates of peaceful change. Crash Course will take you from Gandhi to Gregg to Bayard Rustin to Martin Luther King, Jr, to the Cold War to Arab Spring along a path of nonviolent resistance and peaceful change. It's pretty great.

Citation 1: King, Martin Luther, Jr., Farewell Statement for All India Radio, 9 March 1959.


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The women of Sacred Women International, an AWID institutional member that looks after the spiritual and emotional well-being of African, Caribbean, and Black Women across the diaspora, discuss self-care in activism

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Twitter is divided on whether South African actress and presenter Nomzamo Mbatha can be called an activist or not. Some think the actress has not done enough to earn the title whilst some think she is the embodiment of what an activist is. What is your take?


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Join Mzansi’s number one science and tech show as it go goes back in time to learn about the 1976 June 16 march that led to South Africa celebrating Youth Day.


Fuelled by SABC Education and produced by I Love That productions, Teenagers on a Mission (TOMz) is a funky, creative and innovative exploration of South African Society today. TOMz was introduced to South African audiences in 2010, and by presenting in an array of South Africa’s vernacular languages, it has achieved its goal of exposing career paths for the youth of today to create a skilled and educated South Africa. For more information on TOMz, please visit our website We are always searching for amazing, innovative, informative and educational content!

Catch TOMz every Monday and Tuesday at 16:00 on SABC 1! Watch the full episode here on SABC YouTube directly after the normal TV broadcast at 16:30. join us then!

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This year marks the 19th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign in South Africa.
The 16 Days of Activism Campaign focuses primarily on generating an increased awareness of the negative impact of violence on women and children, as well as on society as a whole.

It is also focused on seeking prevention interventions to the on-going violence perpetrated on women and children. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December. The period includes South Africa adopted the campaign in 1998 as one of the intervention strategies towards creating a society free of violence. The campaign continues to raise awareness amongst South Africans about the negative impact of violence against women and children (VAW&C) on all members of the community.

The incidents of femicides in South Africa is five times the global average and one in five women are assaulted by their partner. It is a problem that has a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and families, in South Africa and in every country around the world.
On the 13 of November 2017, A bold new movement, called #NOEXCUSE, was Launched and it will initially run during the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

#NOEXCUSE is a long-term, five-year initiative with the inaugural supporters being Carling Black Label and Takuwami Riime! A consortium of non-governmental and civic organisations that focus on driving positive change amongst South Africa Men.


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Domestic abuse affects one in three women worldwide, yet only 60% of women believe sexual abuse claims will be taken seriously by legal and law enforcement systems. To encourage more women to open up and speak out about their experiences, Avon has partnered with Peace One Day to tell three women’s stories.

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Africa on The Move (Episode 10)

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Unknown to many, Bayard Rustin was the heart and soul of the civil rights movement in the United States. As Martin Luther King Jr.’s chief organizer, he helped translate the philosophy of nonviolence into direct action by organizing the 1963 March on Washington. So why isn’t he more famous? Bayard’s commitment to speaking truth to power was matched by his commitment to living out his own truth as an openly gay man. But being his authentic self in an era of widespread, open homophobia often kept Bayard away from the spotlight. From the home they once shared in New York City, his longtime partner Walter Naegle reflects on the life, love and legacy of an American hero.

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One of Larry Jackson's first acts of protest was his draft to the Vietnam War. His early political involvement lead to a life of change and activism in Austin.


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Major corporate support for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is provided by Bank of America. Additional corporate funding is provided by The Coca-Cola Company and McDonald's. Leadership support is generously provided by the Abby and Howard Milstein Foundation, in partnership with HooverMilstein and Emigrant Bank. Major funding is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky in Memory of Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum, Richard Gilder, the Hutchins Family Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Support is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

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On Wednesday, July 22nd at 11:30 a.m. EDT, Black Women Radicals presented the online discussion on “African Feminist Perspectives Matter”! The Zoom panel was hosted by Nana Afua Yeboaa Brantuo and our panelists included Keem Love Black, Dr. Terza A. Silva-Neves, Saaret Yoseph, Françoise Moudouthe, and Namupa Shivute.

In discussions on the radical Black feminist traditions, African women and gender non-conforming and non-binary radicals have often been overlooked. How can we center African feminist perspectives & African feminist productions in our Black/African radical feminist praxis? In discussions on the radical Black tradition and Black feminist/Womanist radicalism(s), African women and gender non-conforming and non-binary radicals have often been overlooked. Moreover, in discussions on Black feminisms and Womanisms, oftentimes African women’s perspectives and positionalities on feminisms, politics, scholarship and more have either been overlooked and/or conflated with U.S./Black American/North American understandings of Black feminisms and Womanisms. Several African women scholars, writers, activists and educators such as Molara Ogundipe-Leslie, Shereen Essof, Mariama Bâ, Frances Baard, Suad Ibrahim Ahmed, and countless others have contributed significantly to understandings and interrogations of African politics and African feminist political thought and behavior on and off the continent.

With this, how can we center African feminisms and African feminist intellectual, cultural, and political productions, activism, and more as a radical feminist praxis? Who are historical and contemporary African feminist articulators, activists, changemakers, and radicals? How have African Women Radicals contributed to and were at the vanguard of social movements across the continent? How can learning from and about African women and gender non-conforming and non-binary people’s leadership catalyze and create solidarities, sisterhoods, and sibling-hoods in Africa and across the Diaspora?

This conversation brought together together activists, organizers, creatives, and scholars to discuss the power of African Feminisms.

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Occasioned by the exhibition Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument, this panel offered an appreciation of the influential photographer and a critical examination of the processes that shaped his first Life magazine photo-essay, “Harlem Gang Leader.”

Moderated by Leigh Raiford, UC Berkeley associate professor of African American studies, the program featured Makeda Best, curator of photography at the Harvard Art Museums; Tina Sacks, assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare; and noted documentary photographer Ken Light, Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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Watch a video about Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey and others who contributed to the history of political activism in Harlem. #Biography
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The global uprising for justice in the weeks following George Floyd’s killing has drawn in all sectors of society – including sports, which has a long history of racial justice activism. The 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City was the scene of a memorable statement. On the podium receiving their gold and bronze medals, U.S. sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos -- shoeless, in a protest against poverty -- raised the black power salute for freedom. They never ran again. Decades later, the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to protest police killings of unarmed black Americans. He hasn’t played in the league since. LZ Granderson is a columnist, ESPN co-host and a major voice against racism in sports.

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"Afro-Vegan" author and chef Bryant Terry—a judge in New Orleans' first-ever vegan gumbo festival—describes how he started getting political with his food and why you should, too.

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