Thinking Critically about Society Spring Seminar Series Announced!

Old Capitol Books is excited to announce that our Thinking Critically about Society Series is back on for this March:

  • Black Feminism, March 4th, 7pm (facilitated by Dr. Sriya Shrestha, HCOM Faculty)
  • Situationalism, March 11th, 7pm (facilitated by Ben Wilson, CSUMB Alumni)
  • Post-Colonial Theory, March 18th, 7pm (facilitated by Dr. Sriya Shrestha, HCOM Faculty)
  • Social Perceptions of Disability, March 25th, 7pm (facilitated by Ali Elfaki, MPC Student)

These series of seminar sessions have been put together to encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge surrounding a particular topic or theme. We want to create a place where people can meet with other people from Monterey Bay communities to talk about current events and discuss new philosophies and ways of thinking critically about society. Though these seminars have been designed for non-students, and for those of us who have had little or no college experience, everyone is invited to participate. We believe that everyone can have something to offer to the seminars as we move through current debates in politics and different political and social theories.

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Black Feminism

March 4th, 7pm (facilitated by Dr. Sriya Shrestha, CSU Monterey Bay)

A gathering of thinkers, scholars, and writers to discuss the topic of Black Feminism through the works of Audre Lorde, Patricia Hill Collins, and many more. Facilitated by Dr. Sriya Shrestha of CSU Monterey Bay.

Readings:

Tasbeeh Herwees “The Motivating Forces behind Black Lives Matter”

Donna Kate Ruskin “The Bridge Poem”

Combahee River Collective “A Black Feminist Statement”

Audre Lorde “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”

Patricia Hill Collins “What’s in a Name? Womanism, Black Feminism, and Beyond”


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Situationalism

March 11th, 7pm (facilitated by Ben Wilson, CSUMB Alumni)

Come read key texts from the political theorists, anarchists, and avant-garde artists that made up the Situationist International movement from 1957 to 1972. Particular attention will be paid to Guy Dubord’s situationalist text and contextualizing essays. Facilitated by Ben Wilson.

Introduction to the Situationists (CrimeThINc. Ex-Workers Collective)
Report on the Construction of Situations (1957) by Guy Debord


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Post-Colonial Theory

March 18th, 7pm (facilitated by Dr. Sriya Shrestha, CSU Monterey Bay)

This seminar will focus on colonial and post-colonial studies, with readings from Edward Said and Ania Looma. Facilitated by Dr. Sriya Shrestha of CSU Monterey Bay.

Readings:

Ania Loomba “Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies”

Edward Said “Introduction” Orientalism (pp. 9-36)


SocialPerceptionsOfDisabilitySocial Perceptions of Disability

March 25th, 7pm (facilitated by Ali Elfaki, MPC Student)

For this session of the seminar series, we will turn our attention to the intersections of disability, prejudice, and “disabilism”. Facilitated by Ali Elfaki.

Readings:

Why the Term ‘Psychopath’ is Racist and Ableist by Lydia Brown
Defining Disability

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