Reckoning with Echoes of the Past: A South African Story
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Knafel Center, 10 Gardner Street
repercussions of violent histories extend far beyond these events to engender repetitions that echo for generations. In this lecture, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela will reflect on this problem and consider alternative ways of theorizing and making sense of the “transgenerational trauma” phenomenon, with the South African post-apartheid context as backdrop. She will show why lessons from forgiveness still matter for imagining new futures as contemporary egregious and symbolic acts to denigrate Black subjectivity attempt to revitalize apartheid’s racial order. And she will discuss how mutual solidarity can become a condition of ethical engagement and a touchstone of social justice. Register online.