Kony 2012 and Beyond: Transnational Solidarities

April 28, 2012

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LIFT Foundation (Leading India’s Future Today) presenting a live video chat with children in India at Global Activism Expo 2012. Photo by Jerry Schulman.

The Kony 2012 controversy raised important questions about activism at home and abroad. How can those in the United States building meaningful transnational solidarities in Africa and around the globe? What should informed activism look like? How can we can act as citizens of the world?

Panelists include: Barbara Ransby, historian, writer, and long-time political activist, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement; Nicholas De Genova, senior lecturer in the department of anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and author of Working the Boundaries: Race, Space, and "Illegality" in Mexican Chicago; Anna Guevarra, interdisciplinary scholar and author of Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes: The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers; Prexy Nesbitt, activist, educator, and founder of Making the Road Tours to Africa; and Andy Clarno, assistant professor of sociology at UIC.

This event was part of WBEZ's Global Activism Expo, which gathers hundreds of Chicago-area global activists—all featured guests of Worldview's Global Activism Series—each providing ways to get involved and join their efforts.

Recorded Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the UIC Forum.