Anti-Colonial Machine Conference, “Quartet for the End of Time” with Fred Moten, Cecily Nicholson, Mercedes Eng, Phanuel Antwi

The Social Justice Institute and
Critical Racial & Anti-Colonial Studies (CRACS) Research Network presents:

Anti-Colonial Machine Conference

“Quartet for the End of Time”

Fred Moten
with Cecily Nicholson, Mercedes Eng and Phanuel Antwi

January 26, 12pm-1:30pm
Fairmont Social Lounge at St. John’s College
2111 Lower Mall, UBC


This event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not required to attend, only encouraged.

Fred Moten is a poet and an academic. He is author of In the Break (University of Minnesota Press) and the co-author of The Undercommons: Fugutive Planning and Black Study (with Stefano Harney) and Who touched me? ( with Wu Tsang), as well as of a number of poetry books He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the University of California, Riverside.

Mercedes Eng is poet and a teacher in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories. She is the author of Mercenary English, a book of poetry about violence and resistance in the Downtown Eastside, and a researcher of the prison industrial complex.

Cecily Nicholson is a poet, the administrator of the artist-run centre Gallery Gache and  the 2017 Writer in Residence at Simon Fraser University and  . She is the  author of Triage and From the Poplars. She belongs to the Joint Effort prison abolitionist group and is a member of the Research Ethics Board for Emily Carr University.

Phanuel Antwi is a poet and an academic. He is a son, a lucky brother of two handsome, loving sisters, Agnes and Clara, a blessed uncle to a beautiful boy, Ezekiel, and niece, Chelsea. In addition, he works with dance, is a poet, activist, aesthete as well as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at University of British Columbia. He spends loads of time exploring questions of desire, the poetics of identity and the intimacies of everyday living.