A Public Talk by Ahmad Greene-Hayes - (Re)memory, Nostalgia, & Conjure: Racial and Sexual Politics in a Neoliberal Age

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
GWS/SIROW, 925 N. Tyndall Ave, Room 100

"(Re)memory, Nostalgia, & Conjure: Racial and Sexual Politics in a Neoliberal Age"

Ahmad Greene-Hayes is a writer, scholar, and freedom fighter whose work bridges the gap between communities of faith, the academy, and movements for racial and gender justice. He currently serves as an inaugural cohort fellow of the Just Beginnings Collaborative(2016-2018), where his project, Children of Combahee, works to eradicate child sexual abuse in Black churches. A Ph.D. student in the Department of Religion at Princeton University in the Religion in the Americas subfield, his work has appeared in Ebony, NewBlackMan(In Exile), Racebaitr, The Root, and The Feminist Wire. In October 2015, he was named one of five "Super Men" who organize around racial and gender justice in Black communities by Ebony magazine, and in 2016, he was honored by Planned Parenthood as a thought leader in the movement for Black lives around issues of race, gender, sexuality, and religion.

Co-Sponsors: African American Student Affairs; Africana Studies; Center for Judaic Studies; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Confluencenter; Department of English; Department of Gender and Women’s Studies; Department of History; Department of Linguistics; Department of Religious Studies and Classics;Institute for LGBT Studies; School of Anthropology; School of Geography and Development; School of Journalism; SIROW; Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; Southwest Center.