International Symposium
All Power to the People!

With Stephanie Archangel, Jared Ball, Kathleen Cleaver, Jessica De Abreu, Emory Douglas, Juan Pablo Fajardo, Rosalba Icaza Garza, Baruch Gottlieb, Carl Haarnack, Alden Kimbrough, Firoze Manji, Seada Nourhussen, JeanPaul Paula, Valika Smeulders, Simone Zeefuik and The Black Archives
28.11.2018 — 29.11.2018
International Symposium
All Power to the People!
Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 November 2018

West Museumkwartier II
Former American Embassy
The Hague
Lange Voorhout 102
2284 EH Den Haag

€ 25,00/10,00 (regular/student)

With sociologist & junior curator Stephanie Archangel, professor of journalism Jared Ball, professor of law Kathleen Cleaver, anthropologist Jessica De Abreu, artist Emory Douglas, curator Juan Pablo Fajardo, Associate Professor in Global Politics, Gender and Diversity Rosalba Icaza Garza, Researcher and Associate Curator for West Den Haag Baruch Gottlieb, political scientist and collector Carl Haarnack, collector Alden Kimbrough, writer and publisher Firoze Manji, journalist Seada Nourhussen, stylist and activist JeanPaul Paula, researcher and curator Valika Smeulders, writer and organizer Simone Zeefuik and from Amsterdam The Black Archives.

The struggle of the Black Panthers is alive today. It is a struggle for political recognition and representation, for equal rights and emancipation from systemic oppression and persistent exploitation. The Black Panthers were not ambivalent about their goals, theirs was an internationalist, socialist, abolitionist program.

For many activists today, the slavery paradigm has not ended but has merely transformed into the prevalence of prison labour and institutional racism. The slaveowners have been liberalised, the new masters are faceless corporations run for the benefit of disparate financial interests. Black liberation has not been achieved, and this is why we are seeing a new generation of activists who call themselves the ‘new abolitionists’.

Systemic transformation require international solidarity networks and generations of struggle to achieve. Such networks can not be built and sustained by politics alone, they require a cultural dimension which can sustain the movements through the challenges. Another world is possible, and not only possible, it is immanent.

Through the insights of our discussants, this symposium brings actors from the cultural, academic and activist sectors from The Netherlands and around the world to catalyse concerted action to energizing a political movement for international solidarity.