Feb. 12 | Ruha Benjamin — Imagination: A Manifesto - with Panama Jackson — at Conn. Ave. Store
Our Author Series partnership with Politics & Prose Bookstores continues on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:00pm at their Conn. Ave. store. Join us for an evening with author Ruha Benjamin on her latest work, Imagination: A Manifesto in conversation with Panama Jackson.
A world without prisons? Ridiculous. Schools that foster the genius of every child? Impossible. Work that doesn't strangle the life out of people? Naive. A society where everyone has food, shelter, love? In your dreams. Exactly. Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University professor, insists that imagination isn't a luxury. It is a vital resource and powerful tool for collective liberation.
Imagination: A Manifesto is her proclamation that we have the power to use our imaginations to challenge systems of oppression and to create a world in which everyone can thrive. But obstacles abound. We have inherited destructive ideas that trap us inside a dominant imagination. Consider how racism, sexism, and classism make hierarchies, exploitation, and violence seem natural and inevitable--but all emerged from the human imagination.