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Faculty Speaker Series: “Ubuntu as Alter-Native Justice”, Professor Sindiso MnisiWeeks

February 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

All of humanity comes “out of Africa” – at least, genetically. Yet the foundational role of the “mother content is muted in conventional understandings of social justice, which draw their inspiration from European-derived ideas and sources. The indigenous African concept, Ubu-Ntu, captures the worldview that “umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” (a person is a person in, through, and because of other people). Translated into English, the hyphenated “alter-na􀆟ve” justice represents another possibility and thus challenges norms drawn from deeply flawed colonial histories about “the Natives.” In her talk, Dr. MnisiWeeks will describe Ubu-Ntu’s global promise.

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Date:
February 29
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst
100 Carlson Avenue
Newton, 02459 United States
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617-243-1500
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