Her words changed the world.

How do Social Movements and Protests Effect Change?

Salons at Stowe
October 13, 2016   5:30-7:30 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Free Event

From the abolitionist movement to the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter, social movements have been a part of U.S. history.

How do social movements contribute to social change? How do social movements and protests translate to policy change? 

Join the conversation with featured guests: 

David Canton, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Americana Studies Program at Connecticut College. Dr. Canton studies how African-American urban history provides insight to the origins of 20th century black urban poverty, civil rights struggle, black class formation, and black community development.

Jeffrey Ogbar, Professor of History, University of Connecticut. Dr. Ogbar previously served as Director of the University’s Institute for African American Studies and in 2012 was named its Vice Provost for Diversity. His research interests include black nationalism and radical social protest.

5:30 - 6 PM Refreshments

6 - 7:30 PM Discussion

Reservations or 860-522-9258, x317.


Suggested Reading:

The Black Lives Matter Movement's Political Moment


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