Racial Politics in the post George Floyd Era

Racial Politics in the post George Floyd Era

Tuesday June 14, 2022 4:00pm to 5:30pm



CFE Virtual Forum Series:

Online harms legislation, hate crimes units, appealing to Big Tech to censor speech are all being touted as “anti-racist” solutions. Join Desmond Cole, El Jones and Adolph Reed, Jr. as they discuss the legacy of the Black Radical tradition, free speech, and the current state of left organizing across borders. Is EDI the answer? What is the role of class in current struggle? Are identity politics counter-revolutionary? These questions and more animate a broader debate about racial politics in the “post George Floyd” era. 

Co-sponsors: Edmonton Public Library, Milton Public Library, Thunder Bay Public Library, Toronto Public Library, Vancouver Public Library.


  • Desmond Cole, Journalist, Author of The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power
  •  El Jones, Poet, Journalist, and Assistant Professor of Political Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Adolph Reed, Jr., Professor emeritus of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Author of Without Justice For All: The New Liberalism And Our Retreat From Racial Equality


  • Vershawn Young, Professor of Black Studies, Communication Arts, and English at the  University of Waterloo, author and editor of This Ain't Yesterday's Literacy: Culture and Education After George Floyd.  

Zoom link to event ryerson.zoom.us/j/91941276567

This is a free event and no registration is required.

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event