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Film and Discussion: Concerning Violence
February 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The All-African Student Union of Northern Virginia Community College presents a Black History Month film and discussion of Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from The Anti-imperialistic Self-defense. Concerning Violence is based on the essay by Frantz Fanon in his 1961 book The Wretched of the Earth (French: Les Damnés de la Terre), and displays a bold comparison between segregation in the Southern States and apartheid on the African continent by elaborating on global capitalistic tendencies and socio-economic oppression of African People. The relationship between the indigenous and the colonialists is critically analyzed.
Following the film will be an interactive discussion led by Pan-African activist and IPS Events Coordinator Netfa Freeman about the contributions of Africans worldwide, a deeper analysis on the roots of capitalist oppression of African people, and the relevance of the African national independence and U.S. Black Power movements of the 50s to 70s to today’s Black Lives Matter movement.