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Black History Month: Black Existentialism and the Politics of Identity

On Thursday, February 27, the President’s Equity Taskforce will host the university’s fourth-annual Black History Month event, entitled Black Existentialism and the Politics of Identity.


  • Lewis Gordon, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, University of Connecticut
  • Rozena Maart, PhD, Director for the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa).

Dr. Maart and Dr. Gordon will explain what Black existentialism is, distinguishing between the notions of identity politics and the politics of identity. They will offer a critique of ‘politics of’ formulations and discuss what politics means, as well as the political relevance of Black existential thought.

  • When: Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario 

To learn more or register, view the event poster or contact