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.