The Black Lives Matter Movement

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Black Lives Matter Movement

Spring 2021

Taught By: Frank Roberts

Section: A

CRN: 8825

Credits: 4

From the killings of George Floyd and Michael Brown to the deaths of Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor —-the #blacklivesmatter movement has emerged in the past eight years as one of the most influential social justice movements in American history. This seminar serves as a hands-on introduction to the contemporary movement for black lives---tracing its history, assessing its present, and forecasting its future. Among the many topics of discussion that we will debate and engage this semester will include: the moral ethics of black rage and riotous forms of protest; violent vs. nonviolent civil disobedience; the hyberbolic media myth of “black on black” crime; coalitional politics and the black feminist and LGBTQ underpinnings of the #blacklivesmatter movement; the similarities and differences between the blacklivesmatter movement and the U.S. civil rights movement; and the dynamics of political protest among the millennial and post-millennial generations. Our reading material will often be supplemented with live, in-person dialogues with contemporary grassroots activists who are currently involved in the movement. Among our likely guest speakers (live or via skype) will include Alicia Garza, Cornel West, Patrisse Cullors, Rosa Clemente, Adrienne Maree Brown, Umi Selah, and the African American Policy Forum, among others.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021