NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H213
Timeslot: 
Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Roderick Douglas Bush (1945-2013) was a scholar, educator, mentor, activist and a loving human being. In reflecting on his life well-lived, the contributors in Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justiceshare insightful lessons from his life and works on how to effect liberation and radical social transformation in the everyday practices of scholarship, teaching, activism, and personal interaction through a loving spirit dedicated to social justice. Rod Bush was deeply convinced that "Pan-European racism is the Achilles' heel of the modern world-system, and the demographic situation of the United States, with its large, strategically located populations of color, is a key locus of struggle for a more just, democratic, and egalitarian world order." This book shows by the example of Rod Bush how one can "be the change"--through a commitment to everyday practices and personal transformations that embody, enable, embrace, and engage global social change. This anthology provides deep reflections on the question of how one can live radical principles in contemporary times. What does it mean to be human? How does one embed love and justice in one's worldview and daily practice? Rod Bush, partner, colleague, teacher, mentor, comrade, and friend, was well known as an activist scholar who incorporated his values into his teaching, mentorship and everyday interactions. Therefore, his theoretical interests and practical involvements in movements are intimately linked and simultaneous.

Participants

Charles "Cappy" Pinderhughes, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Essex Community College and a veteran Black community and Labor activist

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professor of sociology at Howard University, a founding member of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide, and a founding member of the National Planning Committee of the United States Social Forum. She is a scholar activist working with frontline communities in...

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Godfrey Vincent is an Associate professor of History at Tuskegee University and Co-Director of the IPPD Ph.D Program.

Melanie E. L. Bush is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Adelphi University and a Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of South Africa). Her publications include: Tensions in the American Dream (with Rod Bush), Everyday Forms of Whiteness:...

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Loretta Chin is an independent journalist, editor, researcher, and writer who has worked in the field of public higher education for over two decades. She worked closely with Dr. Melanie Bush on a Community Building Initiative as a special projects coordinator in the Division of Student Life at...

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Rose M. Brewer is a scholar activist and public intellectual. She is a sociologist and the Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of African American & African Studies, and a graduate faculty member in American Studies and Gender Women and Feminist Studies at the University of...

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Veteran revolutionary activist, Jerome is a former auto-worker/organizer, founder of Project South, leader of the U.S. Social Forum, a member of the Leadership Committee of May First/People Link and a member of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America. He is a very prominent presenter and...

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