The Intersectional Activism of Rosa Luxemburg as a Resource for Today [S-21-13]

Presenter: Axel Fair-Schulz
Location: Zoom
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 1:00 PM 04/08

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Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) is remarkably relevant to our rising climate of racism, right-wing authoritarianism, inequality, and environmental meltdown. As a woman, a Jew, and a Pole, she experienced intersecting forms of oppression and discrimination early on. Luxemburg was one of the first to critically examine the nexus between capitalist industrialization, environmental degradation, and the racialization of indigenous peoples in what today is referred to as the "Global South." The presentation will clarify how she explored these issues, while helping to build social and political movements that challenged exploitative power structures.

Professor Fair-Schulz, a Native German, has taught European history at SUNY Potsdam since 2006. He is the author and editor of 5 books and many articles.

Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite the day before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.

Cap: 100

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