You can still sign up for the “Cold War Spaces” interview about African American community formation with Robeson Taj Frazier, Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg, USC. Frazier, along with the Wende Museum’s Joes Segal, will discuss African American perspectives on communism in the Soviet bloc countries and Maoist China, the impact of the Vietnam War on the African American community, and zoom in on Ben Caldwell’s KAOS Network initiative in the Leimert Park neighborhood in South Los Angeles.
Frazier is a cultural historian who explores the arts, political and expressive cultures of the people of the African Diaspora in the United States and elsewhere. His research examines histories and current-day dynamics of race and gender, cultural traffic and contact, urban culture and life, and popular culture. As a Black studies and communication scholar trained in the humanities, his interdisciplinary scholarship, pedagogical mission, and intellectual purpose is aimed at facilitating for different communities: 1) the value of a critical approach to culture, communication, and the historical, ontological, and material dimensions of power, resistance, and subjectivity; 2) old and new creative modes of cultural and political intervention.
A 30-minute interview followed by 15 minutes Q&A. Wednesday, July 1 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time via Zoom webinar.