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11:00 am

Harvard Pilgrim ‘s 11th Annual MLK Celebration and Service Day

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

On Friday, January 15, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will once again host its In Recognition of Service MLK Celebration and Service Day to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Now in its 11th year, this annual celebration brings members of the community and Harvard Pilgrim employees together to participate in a service project and celebration of MLK's legacy as well as hear voices from community influencers. The MLK Planning Committee will present the “In Recognition of Service” Award scholarships worth $500 each to students that produced compelling creative pieces depicting how they interpret this year’s event theme.

EVENT THEME: “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.”

DATE: Friday, January 15, 2021

LOCATION: Virtual - Link will be shared prior to the event

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2:00 pm

African Politics Today: What Progressives Need to Know

January 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

January 15, 2021 at 2.00pm – 3.30pm

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African Politics Today: What Progressives Need to Know

Join the International Committee of Democratic Socialists of America for this panel discussion with leading experts on African politics.
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Friday, January 15, 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT

What should progressives know about the political situation in Africa today?

Find out by joining the International Committee of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Haymarket Books for this panel discussion with leading experts on African politics.

***Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event. This event will also be recorded and have live captioning.***

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Speakers:

Nisrin Elamin is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Bryn Mawr College. She is an anthropologist who researches land rights, extractive industries, foreign land grabs, and the militarization of borders in East Africa and the Sahel.

Zachariah Mampilly is Marxe Chair of International Affairs at the City University of New York (CUNY). He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War (2011) and co-author of Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change (2015).

Jason Stearns is Director of the Congo Research Group at NYU and Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa (2011) and of The War that Doesn’t Say Its Name: Why Conflict Endures in the Congo (2021).

Elleni Centime Zeleke teaches in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University. She is the author of Ethiopia In Theory: Revolution and Knowledge Production,1964-2016 (2019).

Lee Wengraf (moderator) is the author of Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa (2018). She is a member of the International Committee of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the Internationalism from Below network.

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