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eCornell Live Webcast: Racism in America: Protest Movements and Civil Disobedience
February 24 @ 7:00 pm
As the call to address racism reverberates around the world, Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences has launched the year-long webinar series “Racism in America.” The series features Cornell faculty examining the latest research on the impact of racism on important aspects of American life, including government, society, health, and the economy.
In the next session of the series, our focus will be on how protest movements and civil disobedience have sought to both end and uphold racial discrimination. Moderated by Kat Stafford, national investigative reporter for the Associated Press, five faculty experts will address the past and present of the civil disobedience and protest movements that have brought us to this fraught moment in the U.S.
The discussion will explore how different communities, groups, and movements have defined protest and engaged in it, seeking to sway public opinion. Our experts will help us understand the ways protest has worked to effect real, sustainable change.