AUDIO: In the Name of the Motherf**ker: Naming the White Symbolic Father: A Lecture by Omar Ricks at UC Davis

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Talk by Omar Ricks, Presented by Tanzeen Doha

September 1st, 2015  I UC DAVIS

How do we name the violence of a paradigm of antiblackness that is still going? Hortense Spillers essay “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book” outlines a revolutionary theory of the violence that created and continues to create Blackness through the rape, murder, incarceration, and misnaming of Black people by a central figure in the psychic formation of western society: the Name of the (white) Father. Spillers reading helps us understand Fanon’s notion that African “metaphysics [were]…abolished [by] a new civilization that imposed its own” and calls for a radical renaming of Black people by ourselves.
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[Livestream/ Schedule] Sixth Annual Islamophobia Conference at UC Berkeley

University Of California, Berkeley
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The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP)PresentThe 6th Annual Conference: The State of the Islamophobia Studies Field
April 23-25, 2015
**Schedule of Panels**
Day 1: Thursday April 23rd 2015
370 Dwinelle Hall
*** 8:45am – 9am: Welcome & Conference Opening Hatem Bazian, Director, IRDPUC Berkeley and Co-Founder of Zaytuna College
– 9am 10:45am:  National and Global Political Discourses, Interfaith and Islamophobia
Chair: Som Pourfarzaneh, Associate Director, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
1: Munir Jiwa, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Founding Director, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley“Frames and Scripts of Islamophobia”
3: May Kosba, M.A. candidate in Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley“Politics of Terror: Islamophobia in Post-revolution Egyptian Media”
4: Yassir Morsi, A Post-doc at the University of South Australia, International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding“The Hollow Subject of Islamophobia