Opening Gala, with MillerComm lecture by Vijay Prashad

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Hosted by Ten Days that Shook the World, Ten Days that Shake the Campus

 

Wednesday, September 6
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Reception at 6:30pm, Address at 7:30pm
A Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm Event


What did the Russian Revolution look like from India or Egypt or Southern Africa? What aspirations did it carry, what sentiment did it hold for people held in thrall of European colonialism? Why was it that these anti-colonial movements celebrated when Japan defeated the Tsarist forces in 1904 and then when the ordinary Russian people rose up in 1905? Why did Gandhi, sitting in South Africa, praise the rebels of 1905 and see in them something to emulate? What then did '1917' mean to the emergent Third World Project? These are the questions central to this presentation.

 

Spurlock Museum
600 S Gregory St, Urbana, Illinois 61801

 

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