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ABC Big Ideas to Broadcast the Sydney Seminar

Sometimes we cover our mouths so we don't speak, Abdul Abdullah (2013). Reproduced with the kind permission of the artist.

Sometimes we cover our mouths so we don’t speak, Abdul Abdullah (2013). Reproduced with the kind permission of the artist.

The Sydney Seminar for Culture and Society on creative responses to Islamophobia, a conversation between Alana Lentin, race critical scholar, Yassir Morsi, novelist and researcher, Randa Abdel-Fattah and visual artist, Abdul Abdullah will be broadcast on the ABC Radio National Big Ideas show on April 8 at 20h05. Listen in or download the show later.


Race and the Politics of Performance

 

Sydney-Seminar_1_Flyer-1The inaugural Sydney Seminar for Culture and Society took place on December 2, 2013 at the State Library of New South Wales. The seminar was a conversation between Sohail Daulatzai (Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California Irvine and author of Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom Beyond America) and award winning Melbourne based comedian Aamer Rahman, formerly of the comedy duo, Fear of a Brown Planet.

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ICS Professor Gregory Noble addresses the seminar

The seminar was chaired by Suvendrini Perera, Professor of Cultural Analysis in the Department of Cultural Studies at Curtin University of Technology.

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Black Star, Crescent Moon by Sohail Daulatzai

The seminar was attended by around 100 people and involved a wide ranging discussion of race and racism in the post-9/11 context in light, particularly, of the growth of what Sohail Daulatzai, in his book, Black Star, Crescent Moon, describes as a ‘Muslim International’. Discussion of how this new internationalism, inspired by the black, pan-Africanist and decolonial politics of the 1950s and 60s, bears on the worlds of hip-hop and comedy engaged the audience who, in questions to the panel, drew on experience of everyday racism, Aboriginality and Islamophobia in Australia.