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Thought Amidst Waste: Politics in Shack Settlements in South Africa

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Department of History-World Histories from Below initiative, with support from IPRH, George A. Miller Visiting Scholars Program, Sociology, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Center for African Studies, Center for Global Studies, University YMCA.
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Mar 7, 2013   4:00 pm  
Richard Pithouse lectures in Politics at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
Kathryn Oberdeck
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Richard Pithouse, a South African scholar, journalist and activist with the Durban shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo, will talk about the political history of shack settlements in South Africa and contemporary shack dwellers' struggles as they illuminate the prospects for emancipatory politics among the poor.

Other events:

Mon. Mar. 4  “Urban and Housing Activism From Below,” panel discussion with visiting scholar Richard Pithouse

313 Gregory Hall, 3pm 

Mon. Mar. 4 “Dear Mandela” film screening with discussion

7:30 PM, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St.

Fri., Mar. 8 “Dear Mandela film screening, with discussion

7:30 PM, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St.

Sat., Mar. 9  Champaign Public Library, Robeson Rooms

             10 AM  Room B “DEAR MANDELA” discussion and Skype  discussion with Abahlali Members (or online free streaming through Feb. 28 on AfroPop:

             2 PM  Rooms  A&B Community Panel on “Community Knowledge”  in Durban and South Africa, addressing environmental justice, immigrant issues, incarceration, etc.

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