Thursday, February 18, 7:30 pm | Dialogue leader: Leslie Hadfield
In her research and writing, Hadfield analyzes the movement’s impact through a history of the Black Community Programs (BCP) organization and its three major projects: the Zanempilo Community Health Center, the yearbook Black Review, and the Njwaxa Leather-work project. She analyzes how activists put their ideas into practice, mobilized resources, and influenced people in local communities. She argues that this history demonstrates that people from the so-called global South led development in innovative ways that promised to increase social and political participation. This history also offers lessons about the power of youth, women, and churches to shape communities and raises questions about race, financial aid, and participatory development.