The Politics of Care: A Talk with Deva Woodly

Submitted by mcesch on Tue, 03/19/2024 - 18:55
Text: Twin Flames Speaker Series; The Politics of Care: A Talk with Deva Woodly

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions about the politics of care have proliferated within and beyond the academy. This welcome attention to care as an ethic and a political praxis demands we revisit care in the context of ongoing and new forms of state violence. The present moment invites a re-engagement with care as a political theory, an ethic and a social practice aimed at reorienting people toward new ways of living, relating, and governing. The 21st century approach to the politics of care aims at unmaking racial capitalism, cisheteropatriarchy, the carceral state, and the colonial present. The politics of care is an approach to political thought and action that seeks to move beyond the approaches of the 20th century and push toward new understandings, practices, and policy that could be constitutive of a world where all people can flourish.

Join us on April 4th at 2:30pm for the second installment of the Twin Flames Speaker Series! This event, graciously hosted in the ASU Art Museum, features Brown University's Deva Woodly as she discusses the politics of care.

Register here!



ASU Art Museum, "Art in Focus" room; Virtual via Zoom