Social Justice in the Everyday

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Eugene Lang

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Social Justice in the Everyday
Fall 2024
Taught By: Theodore Kerr
Section: A

CRN: 17597

Credits: 2

Through a mix of guest lectures, field trips, and readings, students will participate in an in-depth and intimate investigation on how to build a social justice life amid the intersectional demands of work, culture, home life, and other pressures. The course considers the practice of social justice as an everyday commitment and as a way of life, while recognizing the challenges of doing so within a capitalist system. From local community fridges to neighborhood social justice film collectives, we will consider how people find ways to build a social justice life and deal with the capitalist pressures around survival. At the end of the semester, students will work together to create a resource that shares key insights from over the course of class. Course materials will include The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House (1984, Audre Lorde), United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012, Jim Hubbard), Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis... (2020, Dean Spade) as well as contemporary exhibitions and events in NYC. This 2-credit course meets from September 23, 2024 - November 18, 2024.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Eugene Lang (LANG)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 30, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 8, 2024 (Friday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:06am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 9/23/2024 - 11/18/2024