Social Justice Activism

Instructors: Alex Corey and Emily Pope-Obeda
Meeting time: Monday, 12-2:45

Social Justice

This course introduces students to methods for studying social justice activism. Focusing on U.S.-based movements, we examine a range of overlapping areas of political activism since the turn of the twentieth century. From anti-lynching campaigns to indigenous demands for recognition, from redress for Japanese internment to reproductive justice, we consider the relationship between working toward concrete policy objectives and quests for liberation. Over the course of the semester, we will work with a range of materials, including but not limited to personal letters, visual art, literature, legal documents, music videos, journalistic video footage, organizational pamphlets, and academic scholarship.