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#BlackLivesMatter: Race, Capitalism, and Youth Organizing

June 4-29, 2018

Program Overview

This program will explore the ways in which people of color theorize the development of a political consciousness from #blackpower to #blacklivesmatter. Students will analyze personal narratives, oral histories, fiction, and plays that document early political trajectories of well-known figures: bell hooks, Michelle Cliff, Janet Mock, and lesser-known figures. Course questions include: What moments help define emerging political identities for youth of color? How does becoming aware of race, gender, and class differences--via social media--impact the development of a political identity? How have social movements influenced the making of culture and knowledge?

Some financial assistance is available for this program. Learn more on the program's Application and Fees page.

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