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24th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners Keynote: Alan Gómez

“Beyond Solidarity: Dignity, Power, and the Politics of Knowledge Production”

  1. Thursday March 28 6:00pm
Duderstadt Center (Media Union), Gallery

“Beyond Solidarity” traces a genealogy of rebel care work. Without imposing a future, what political, cultural, and social questions emerge when we center dignity in thinking beyond solidarity? Specifically, with regards to the complimentary, contested, and contradictory relationships between the university and the prison, who produces and benefits from the creation and production of knowledge? What is considered knowledge?

Alan Eladio Gómez is a historian, Southwest Borderlands Scholar, and associate professor of justice and social inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. He is also an affiliated faculty member with the School of Transborder Studies and the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts. Gómez is the author of The Revolutionary Imaginations of Greater Mexico: Chicana/o Radicalism, Solidarity Politics & Latin American Social Movements.

Free - no tickets required