CPA 2015 Annual Meeting
Conferencia anual de la CPA 2015 

Shifting the Geography of Reason XII: Technologies of Liberation

Reposicionando la geografía de la razón XII: Tecnologías de la liberación

Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico
June 18-21, 2015 / 18-21 de junio, 2015

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CPA 2015 PROGRAM

 

Program in Brief

18 de Junio / June 18th

JUEVES / THURSDAY

 

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

QUINTANA ROO: BIENVENIDA Y APERTURA DE LA CONFERENCIA /

WELCOME AND COMMENCING THE CONFERNCE

PLENARY I: FIGHTING TO CONNECT: HARNESSING

TECHNOLOGIES OF LIBERATION

I. 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

A. ISLA MUJERES: Fanon at 90
B. TULUM: Pedagogías de (re)existencia/Pedagogías de liberación, Part I
C. CANCUN: Epistemological Opacity, Critical Resistance
D. CONTOY: Reproductive Matters
E. QUINTANA ROO: Technology Lab @ CPA: Building the Commons,

Wikipedia, and Open Access in an Age of Digital Sharing

 

12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PAUSA PARA ALMORZAR / LUNCH BREAK

 

II. 1:30 p.m. -3:15 p.m.
A. QUINTANA ROO: Human Rights through the Lens of Coloniality
B. TULUM: Pedagogías de (re)existencia/Pedagogías de liberación, Part II
C. CANCUN: Analyzing State Violence against Indigenous Women
D. CONTOY: Digital Epistemologies in Relation
E. MAYAN 1: Technology Lab @ CPA: Workshop on Digital Privacy

III. 3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

A. ISLA MUJERES: Death and the Reinvention of Jim Crow Society
B. TULUM: Resistant Pedagogies
C. QUINTANA ROO: La Lucha Política e Intelectual
D. CANCUN: Self-Censoring Martinique

IV. 5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

A. ISLA MUJERES: Excavating Caribbean Intellectual Resources
B. TULUM: Queer Decolonial Engagements
C. CANCUN: Embedded Technologies of Development and the Sea
D. QUINTANA ROO: Digitally Charged Cartographies

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

QUINTANA ROO: CELEBRATING ENRIQUE DUSSEL’S EIGHTH DECADE

9:30 p.m.

QUINTANA ROO: ECOSOCIALISM THROUGH THE ARTS: A Performance

by Gizelxanath and Benjamin Barson

 

19 de Junio / June 19th

VIERNES / FRIDAY

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

 

QUINTANA ROO: Morning Poem, written and performed by Devon Johnson,

Philadelphia University of the Arts

I. 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

A. ISLA MUJERES: Aesthetics of Revolution and Liberation
B. TULUM: Consecrating and Decolonizing Spiritual Practices
C. CANCUN: Encrypting Law, Decrypting Power
D. CONTOY: Women of Color, Gender & Technologies for Liberation: A

Roundtable

II. 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A. ISLA MUJERES: Race, Labor, and Radical Politics: Theorizing from the

Global South
B. TULUM: Bodies: Non-Human and Human, Thirsting and Dead
C. CANCUN: Creolizing Communication in Fanon, Cesaire, and Glissant:

Language, Discourse, and Poetics
D. CONTOY: Tecnología, Liberación y Pos-Conflicto
E. QUINTANA ROO: Technology Lab @ CPA: Workshop on Digital Privacy

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

PAUSA PARA ALMORZAR / LUNCH BREAK

 

III. 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

A. ISLA MUJERES: Techniques and Technologies of Humiliation, Abjection

and Liberation
B. TULUM: The Revolution Will be Twitter-vized
C. QUINTANA ROO:

Living Democratically
D. CONTOY: Sociedad Novomexicana de estudios sociales, filosóficos y

humanisticos: Saberes Indigenas y Etica Ambiental en el Caribe Mexicano

IV. 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

A. ISLA MUJERES: Fanon at 90—Dialogues
B. TULUM: Latina Feminism, Decoloniality, and Gender
C. QUINTANA ROO: Phenomenologies of the Flesh
D. CANCUN: ¿Que comprenden los estudios latinoamericanos?: El trabajo de

la revista De Raíz Diversa
E. CONTOY: Technologies of Intimate Publicity

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

QUINTANA ROO: Awards Ceremony

Moderators: Lewis Gordon, UCONN and Frieda Ekotto, University

of Michigan

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

QUINTANA ROO: Celebrating Fanon at 90: A Roundtable with Fanon Prize

Laureates

8:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m.

QUINTANA ROO: The Tazania Project: Spirit of Resistance

Produced, directed and written by Jamese Wells, September

2005

Revolutionary Medicine: A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital

Produced and directed by Beth Geglia and Jesse Freeston,

2013

20 de Junio / June 20th

SABADO / SATURDAY

 

9:15 a.m.

QUINTANA ROO: Annual CPA Business Meeting

10:15 a.m.

QUINTANA ROO: Opening Poetry Reading, Lior Levy and Sara Cohen Shabot,

University of Haifa

 

I. 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

A. QUINTANA ROO: Conceptualizing Black and Indigenous Emancipatory

Identities
B. TULUM: Resistant Dispositions of Learning, Thinking, and Knowing
C. CANCUN: Our Communities, Our Airwaves: Community Radio, Home

Grown Cell Phone Networks, and Redistributing Internet Access: A

Roundtable
D. CONTOY: Rebellious Epistemologies, Restrained Relations
E. MAYAN 1: Phenomenological Objects

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

PAUSA PARA ALMORZAR / LUNCH BREAK

 

II. 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A. ISLA MUJERES: Critically Revisiting the Decolonial Turn
B. QUINTANA ROO: Watching the Watchers: Hacking for Political Change

Under Global Mass Government Surveillance: A Roundtable
C. CANCUN: Speaking Truth to Power - Righteous Indignation in the Academy
D. CONTOY: Frantz Fanon: lecturas y lectores desde América Latina y el

Caribe
E. MAYAN 1: Survival, Refugees and Global Responsibility in a State of

Perpetual War

IV. 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

QUINTANA ROO: ROUNDTABLE ON POSSIBLE FUTURES

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

QUINTANA ROO: CLOSING REMARKS AND POEM

 

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COLLABORATORS:

Estudios Latinoamericanos, UNAM

Centro de Investigaciones Sobre América Latina y el Caribe (CIALC), UNAM

Universidad Da Vinci

Universdidad Autnoma de Tamaulipas

Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan

Sociedad Novomexicana de estudios sociales, filosóficos y humanisticos

Universidad de Quintana Roo

Caribbean Philosophical Association:

Jane Anna Gordon, President

Rosario Torres-Guevara, Vice-President

Michael Monahan, Treasurer

Paget Henry, Editor of The C.L.R. James Journal

Lewis R. Gordon, Chair of Committees on Prizes

Neil Roberts, Chair of Publication Partnerships

Geo Ciccariello-Maher, Secretary of Decolonial Thought and Chair of the Initiative on

Translation

Doug Ficek, Secretary of Fanon Studies and Chair of Social Media, Communications,

and Design

Yomaira Figueroa, Secretary of Comparative Ethnic Studies

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Secretary of Engaged Arts and Post-Apocalyptic Philosophy

and Law and Chair of the Initiative on Young Adult Philosophical Literature

Stephen Haymes, Secretary of International Studies and Chair of Place-Based Education

Initiatives

Jacqueline M. Martinez, Secretary of Phenomenology and Chair of the Initiative on

Sexualities

Dana Miranda, Secretary of Graduate Student Outreach

Tacuma Peters, Secretary of Political Theory

 


 

Founded in 2003 in Mona, Jamaica, the principal goal of the CPA is to support the free exchange of ideas and foster an intellectual community that is truly representative of the diversity of voices and perspectives that is paradigmatic of, but not limited to, the Caribbean. The Caribbean is thus understood not solely as a geopolitical region, but as a trope to investigate dimensions of the multiple undersides of modernity. Likewise, philosophy is conceived, not as an isolated academic discipline, but as rigorous theoretical reflection about fundamental problems faced by humanity. Understood in this way, Caribbean philosophy is a transdisciplinary form of interrogation aiming to elucidate fundamental questions that emerge with discovery, conquest, racial, gender, and sexual domination, genocide, dependency, and exploitation as well as freedom, emancipation, and decolonization.

Tentative Program