Library Talks: Ruha Benjamin with Rujeko Hockley, 'Imagination'

By NYPL Staff
May 14, 2024

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On this episode of Library Talks, social and technology critic Ruha Benjamin discusses her latest book, Imagination: A Manifesto, which considers how racism, sexism, and classism make hierarchies, exploitation, and violence seem natural and inevitable―but all emerged from the human imagination.

Benjamin speaks with curator Rujeko Hockley about the power of being human and how imagination isn’t a luxury but a vital resource and powerful tool for collective liberation.

Ruha Benjamin with Rujeko Hockley speaking on stage