red black thread

The Contest in Context: Red-Black Thread lecture-performance with Slavs and Tatars AND ZAIN ABDULLAH

Red-Black Thread is the lecture-performance that explores the construction of black identity not from the traditional Anglophone and Francophone worlds of the Atlantic but rather from the Russophone idiom of imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. The lecture-performance looks at the experience of labor, race, and sexuality from a shared Russian/Soviet and African-American perspective to better understand failed promises of conviviality and co-existence. Slavs & Tatars presents Red-Black Thread with Zain Abdullah, Associate Professor of Religion & Society and Islamic Studies at Temple University.