This digital book launch event brings together the contributors to the interdisciplinary edited volume, Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash (Lexington, 2020). A product of a multiyear, transnational research project by the Antiracist Research and Action Network of the Americas, the volume charts the rise of racial recalcitrance and of anti-racist resistance by black and indigenous peoples in seven countries of the Americas: Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States. Given the current racial uprisings in the United States and across the globe, the path forward for progressive antiracist activism identified in the volume is even more relevant: looking beyond state-centered, rights-seeking strategies and situating a critique of racial capitalism as central to the contestation of white supremacy.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Panel discussion #1
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Panel discussion #2