Events Category

On September 1, 2015, the Kilombo Community Center, one of El Kilombo’s many projects, closed its Geer Street doors after 9 years of operation. Over the past several years our rent has steadily increased as our neighborhood became the hottest real estate market in downtown Durham and the trendy spot for a young, mostly white, upper middle class.Read More

Posted On August 6, 2009By El KilomboIn Events

Global Movements for Autonomy

ANGEL LUIS LARA, Musician and sociologist; Lara conducts research at the Universidad Complutense in MadridRead More
GUSTAVO ESTEVA, “Deprofessionalized intellectual”; founder of the Universidad de La Tierra in Oaxaca; author of Grassroots Post-Modernism: Remaking the Soil of CulturesRead More

Posted On August 6, 2009By El KilomboIn Events

Art and Revolution

FRED MOTEN, Department of English at Duke University; author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition ROBIN D. G. KELLEY, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity; author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination and Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American OriginalRead More

Posted On August 6, 2009By El KilomboIn Events

Gentrification and the Struggle Against It

GLEN FORD, co-founder and executive editor of Black Agenda Report, the journal of African American political thought and action (, to discuss the process of gentrification in city development KENNETH SALTMAN, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at DePaul University, and author most recently of Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools, to speak on Obama’s appointment of Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education, and the role that charter schools play in the displacement of poor communities DANIELLA ANN COOK, the current Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Network onRead More
March 23rd, 2009 6pm On tour with giant, portable murals, Beehive graphics will visit El Kilombo during their Atlantic Coast Tour of the US. Beehive’s images draw-out the connections between colonial history and present day struggles against corporate globalization, violence, and racism. The all-volunteer Beehive creates anti-copyright graphics as tools for popular analysis, education and organizing. Their presentations and workshops are an accessible format for unpacking the ways in which resource extraction, militarization and industrial development in the Western Hemisphere are all interconnected in the same ‘big picture’. This springRead More

Posted On December 5, 2008By El KilomboIn Events

Things Unseen: Building Autonomy in a Time of Crisis

The Spring 2009 El Kilombo community speaker series will examine political transformations through multiple lenses, in conversation with national and international guest speakers on issues including: the relation of movements to electoral politics; gentrification, the logic of racialized power, and the central importance of territorial control; and the inspiration of global struggles for dignity and autonomy.Read More

Posted On March 23, 2008By El KilomboIn Events

Campaign EZLN: The Fire and the Word

When: Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 6pm Where: El Kilombo Social Center, 324B West Geer Street, Durham, NC What: A presentation on the history of the Zapatista movement Who: Gloria Muñoz Ramirez, journalist and author of The Fire and the Word: A History of the Zapatista Movement Gloria Muñoz Ramirez has worked for the Mexican newspaper Punto, for the German news agency DPA, for the U.S. newspaper La Opinion and for the Mexican daily La Jornada. She has lived and worked in Chiapas, Mexico for many years. Her U.S. tour isRead More
Saturday, October 13, 2007, 7:00pm At El Kilombo Intergalactico Social Center 324B W. Geer St, Durham, NC, 27701 Contact us with any questions. Click here for directions to the social center. El Kilombo Intergalactico is pleased to host a conversation with Denise Oliver-Velez on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 7pm. Oliver-Velez is a former member of The Young Lords Party (YLP), serving as their Minister of Economic Development and was the first woman on the YLP Central Committee. She is also a former member of The Black Panther Party. SheRead More

Posted On March 8, 2007By El KilomboIn Events

Political Action: Beyond Solidarity

Thursday, March 8, 2007, 8:00pm After a long silence in the summer of 2005 the Zapatistas published the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle. The Sixth Declaration announced a new political initiative, non-violent, massive, and radical, to effect political change. At the national level this initiative has been called the Other Campaign; at the international level it has centered around the notion of an Intergalactic. This event will look at the new Zapatista political initiative, Zapatismo more generally, and what it means for global anti-capitalist struggle and our own communitiesRead More