The Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University (IRAAS) and the Ford Foundation Presents “A New Vision of Black Freedom: the Manning Marable Memorial Conference,” an academic and community-focused event scheduled for April 26-29, 2012 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Columbia University and Riverside Church in New York City.
In an era of emerging social protests and revolutions the world over, the conference will reflect the late professor’s emphasis on history and social analysis as ways of illuminating national and global socio-economic crises and their underlying causes. Dr. Marable’s work emphasized the union of scholarly analysis and grassroots activism as a central project of progressive social transformation. The conference seeks to bring together scholars, students, activists, teachers, artists, social workers, community residents and others for a series of democratic conversations about the task of creating a more equitable and just world.
Angela Davis and Mumia Abu-Jamal will be giving the keynote address on Saturday April 28th at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (112th and Amsterdam Ave) beginning at 7:30 PM. There are many other amazing events throughout the 3-day conference, including exonerated defendants in the Central Park Jogger case, Immortal Technique, Jasari X and Robin Kelly. Registration and a complete schedule of events can be found here.
Consider bringing a book to the conference that will be donated to the Books Through Bars program: