The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize invites you to a public webinar in the Transformation and Leadership Lecture Series:

Title: OVER THE RAINBOW: DIALOGUES ON RACISM IN SOUTH AFRICA’S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM DURING THIS DECOLONIAL MOMENT

Date: Monday, 28 June 2021

Time: 17h00 to 19h00

Platform: Zoom

Click here to RSVP: https://ukzn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PNMZWT0zRH6E7DVa4jci-w

Chair:

PROFESSOR SALIM WASHINGTON

Cluster Leader: Performing Arts, School of Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Presenters:

PROFESSOR ROBIN DG KELLEY

Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, University of California, Los Angeles

PROFESSOR TENDAYI SITHOLE

Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa

Respondent:

MS ONGEZWA MBELE

Drama and Performance Studies lecturer, School of Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Presenter Biographies:

Professor Robin D. G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA. His books include, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American OriginalAfrica Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary TimesFreedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination; and Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class. His essays have appeared in several anthologies and publications, including The Nation, Monthly Review, New York Times, Counterpunch, Souls, and The Boston Review, for which he also serves as Contributing Editor.

Professor Tendayi Sithole is Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa. He is the author of The Black Register (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2020) and Steve Biko: Decolonial Meditations of Black Consciousness (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016). Sithole is the founding member of Africa Decolonial Research Network.

Ongezwa Mbele is a poet, storyteller, theatre-maker and researcher. She is currently a Drama and Performance lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town. Her theatre, poetry and storytelling skills and ventures are centred in working with young people and children.

Chair:

Professor Salim Washington is a composer/Instrumentalist. He performs on the flute, saxophone, oboe, and bass clarinet. He has also studied other instruments including mbira and hand drums. Washington is also a scholar and educator and teaches at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. His musical background is in jazz and other African American vernacular musics, but he relishes collaborations within and between differing genres of music and has performed and recorded with progressive musicians in various contexts. His aesthetic is rooted in tradition but his performance practices embrace the avant garde and the experimental as well.

As an instrumentalist and as a composter, he has recorded and performed in clubs, concert halls, and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, South Africa, Mozambique, and various countries in Europe with many leading figures in jazz.

For enquiries only, contact Ms Xoliswa Zulu at Zulux@ukzn.ac.za

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