Thinking Beyond Borders and About Transnational Solidarity

The fight for racial justice and against white supremacy is a global one.

As Angela Davis writes in Freedom is a Constant Struggle, “our histories never unfold in isolation.” From indigenous erasure, anti-Blackness, border restrictions, worker exploitation, and modern warfare, the world is connected through global projects of dispossession, conquest, and extraction.

To counter this, we must transcend artificial boundaries and build solidarity across different privileges and contexts. By centering narratives beyond American political institutions—with a particular focus on decolonizing from white and western thought—this year’s symposium seeks to shine a spotlight on the global nature of oppression, resistance, and freedom.