Workshops and Webinars for the Revolution: A Series.
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Born To Work: Commodification of South-Asian labour and current discourses of Tamil migrant unfreedom under the Kafala system

April 22, 2021 6:00 PM
Unfree labour is on the rise. While servitude is often considered a question of the past, research has shown labour unfreedom is a common feature of neoliberal labour markets including in ‘advanced capitalist’ economies. Putting critical race theories in conversation with literature on unfreedom will provide additional insight into how unfree labour becomes a racialized phenomenon. This presentation will investigate the labour experiences of one niche of the precarious labour continuum: that of South-Asian construction migrant under the Kafala system; a migrant sponsorship system predominant in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). The Kafala system is characterized as a modern labour trafficking system, increased reports of unfreedom has declared the system as forced labour, servitude and even slavery. Postponed until further notice.
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Religion and Decolonial World-Systems Analysis

July 7, 2021 7:00 PM
Global decolonization requires contesting and replacing such modern/colonial categories. Instead of conceptualizing religions revolving around and organized by secular science, we should simply acknowledge that, to approach reality, humans draw upon diverse ways of being, knowing, and behaving.

Lectures and Workshops for the Revolution: A Series

March 15, 2021 7:00 PM
Join us as we come together to both imagine and theorize the kind of community we strive for. One based on collective good.

Exploring Digital Media Paradigms: Sikhi and Colonial Histories with Ramblings of a Sikh

May 8, 2021 7:00 PM
In this talk, Amar Singh covered some of his past and present research interests, including narratives regarding the British rule in India, and how it comes to inform Sikh identity both in history and modernity.