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Tag Archives: social movements

Bonds of Memory and the Fight for Economic Justice

By Michael Honey | Memphis Commercial Appeal On Feb. 1, 1968, Echol Cole and Robert Walker were crushed to death while riding out a cold, driving rainstorm in the back of an outmoded “packer” garbage truck in Memphis. Unsafe working conditions, … Continue reading

I Am A Man: Dr. King and the Memphis Sanitation Strike

In 1968, 1,300 sanitation workers persuaded the union that the time was right to wage a battle with the city of Memphis, Memphis Police Department (Frank Holloman), and Mayor Henry Loeb

Art is a Weapon for Social Change

Dr. Tammy L. Brown, a writer, artist and professor at Miami University of Ohio, explores the notion that art and creativity can be used as a weapon to combat past and ongoing social injustice.

River of Resistance

By Cheryl Johnson-Odim “Little by little the raindrops swell the river.” (African Proverb) All over this country, and the world, women (and some male allies) marched on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. Each woman who marched was a rain drop in a … Continue reading

On Contact: Restrained Resistance with Bill Ayers

Chris Hedges discusses building successful non-violent mass movements with Bill Ayers, author of “Demand the Impossible.” Ayers reflects on his experience as one of the co-founders of the Weather Underground, a communist revolutionary group from the late 1960s that was … Continue reading

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

150 Years to the day following the unconditional Confederate surrender to the Union Army, Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore and severely beaten. His subsequent death, and that of other African Americans at the hand of police, exposed the factual … Continue reading

Law, Protest, and Social Movements

This course is for students interested in learning how to create social change through collective action. The dual aims of the course are to enrich our understanding of the mechanics of social change and to critically examine the relationship between … Continue reading

Freedom Square: Making Black Lives Matter

By Alice Kim, Editor In Chicago, the #LetUsBreathe Collective has transformed a lot adjacent to the Homan Square facility, exposed as a Chicago Police Department “black site” by The Guardian last year, into a beautiful organizing space aptly called Freedom … Continue reading

Why We Dream About a World Without Police

By William C. Anderson, Contributing Editor, Race, Class, and Immigration The last few years have been rough. President Obama’s last term in the White House has given many of us some of the most polarizing times we have ever experienced. … Continue reading

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