Transnational Solidarity

Transnational Solidarity

Racism, heteropatriarchy and other forms of overlapping oppression are constituted through international processes, and are arguably inherently global phenomena. Indeed, systems of stratification, exploitation and domination rarely obey the logic of discrete nation-states. Instead, they are (re)produced through transnational processes, just as the resistance to these systems often take proportionate transnational form. While the U.S. is the primary site for the work of SSJ, we also recognize that these struggles are necessarily entrenched in global formations. At the same time, when we take the political economy of oppression seriously, we find globalized processes of exploitation, violence, dispossession and oppression that require us to broaden our lens beyond the United States. As such, the Global Subgroup of SSJ seeks to make these connections more visible by making connections between struggles against anti-black racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia in the United States with overlapping struggles going throughout the world. We have a special interest in political developments around these issues in South Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

SSJ Global aims to act as a global solidarity resource by translating, organizing, disseminating and sharing stories across national and regional borders. Our goals are twofold. First, we will highlight the transnational work of SSJ members who represent a broad array of scholar-activists, each with various degrees of engagement with struggles in outside of the borders of the United States.

Second, we work with other SSJ subgroups to help create spaces for further cross-national connections, dialogues, collaborations and solidarities. We believe that these kinds of conversations are particularly critical in the present moment, when racialized right-wing populism is on the rise across the globe, and where economic precarity is becoming more generalized.

In keeping with the broader SSJ framework, the global group is formed and informed by a black and decolonial feminist praxis, which informs how we understand oppression, justice and struggle, as well as what kinds of conversations we hope to cultivate. This group also takes seriously the necessary task of decolonizing knowledge. Consequently, as opposed to reproducing colonial circuits of power and knowledge production that seem to always flow from North to South, we see the SSJ actions of sharing, standing, convening and incubating as mutually beneficial and mutually generative political practices.

Transnational Solidarity

Racism, heteropatriarchy and other forms of overlapping oppression are constituted through international processes, and are arguably inherently global phenomena. Indeed, systems of stratification, exploitation and domination rarely obey the logic of discrete nation-states. Instead, they are (re)produced through transnational processes, just as the resistance to these systems often take proportionate transnational form. While the U.S. is the primary site for the work of SSJ, we also recognize that these struggles are necessarily entrenched in global formations. At the same time, when we take the political economy of oppression seriously, we find globalized processes of exploitation, violence, dispossession and oppression that require us to broaden our lens beyond the United States. As such, the Global Subgroup of SSJ seeks to make these connections more visible by making connections between struggles against anti-black racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia in the United States with overlapping struggles going throughout the world. We have a special interest in political developments around these issues in South Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

SSJ Global aims to act as a global solidarity resource by translating, organizing, disseminating and sharing stories across national and regional borders. Our goals are twofold. First, we will highlight the transnational work of SSJ members who represent a broad array of scholar-activists, each with various degrees of engagement with struggles in outside of the borders of the United States. Second, we work with other SSJ subgroups to help create spaces for further cross-national connections, dialogues, collaborations and solidarities. We believe that these kinds of conversations are particularly critical in the present moment, when racialized right-wing populism is on the rise across the globe, and where economic precarity is becoming more generalized.

In keeping with the broader SSJ framework, the global group is formed and informed by a black and decolonial feminist praxis, which informs how we understand oppression, justice and struggle, as well as what kinds of conversations we hope to cultivate. This group also takes seriously the necessary task of decolonizing knowledge. Consequently, as opposed to reproducing colonial circuits of power and knowledge production that seem to always flow from North to South, we see the SSJ actions of sharing, standing, convening and incubating as mutually beneficial and mutually generative political practices.

Team Members

Paul Amar

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Tianna Paschel

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.