Past Event

The Sojourner Project - Dialogues on Black Precarity, Fungibility, and Futurity

October 30, 2018 - October 31, 2018
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

A convening curated by the Practicing Refusal Collective

** All events will have simultaneous translation in English and French.


Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 6-9pm

Location: Grande Salle, Reid Hall (4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris)

On the Poethics of Blackness in a Transnational Frame

Visualizing Refusal: A Conversation with Tina Campt and Rizvana Bradley


Panel discussion: What would it look like to refuse antiblackness and realize black futurity as a radical possibility for living otherwise?

with Kodwo Eshun, Maboula Soumahoro, Christina Sharpe, Denise Ferriera da Silva, and Francoise Vergès

moderated by Kaiama L. Glover


Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 5:30-6:30pm

Location: Salle de Conference, Ground Floor, Institute for Ideas and Imagination

Reid Hall (4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris)


Reading of The Blue Clerk by Dionne Brand

followed by a conversation with Saidiya Hartman


The Sojourner Project is convened with the generous support of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Columbia Institute for Research on Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Columbia Institute for Ideas & Imagination, and the Barnard College Office of International Initiatives and Special Projects.