The Freedom to Stay Fugitive: Embodying a Black Feminist Practice

In this talk Dr. Syedullah sits with the archives of Black feminist practices of abolitionist homemaking, caretaking, and truancy in order to imagine freedom beyond the juridical binary of citizen versus captive. Dr. Syedullah will consider what Black fugitive orientations to freedom are born of dreams big enough to escape the hold of slavery and its afterlives. Thinking with Angela Davis, Mariame Kaba, Harriet Jacobs and others, Dr. Syedullah considers what it means to stay fugitive, and stay in solidarity, even as the conditions of our liberation threaten to keep us apart.


Jasmine Syedullah