Social Justice Movements, Past and Present: A MyLibraryU Short Course

This short course will offer historical and contemporary perspectives on a variety of social justice movements. Six scholars from the U of L Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, and University of Kentucky will explore aspects of social movement-building on topics such as racial justice, youth-led immigrant justice, LGBTQ rights, solidarity, and more.

Scholars include Lara Kelland (UofL History/Comparative Humanities), Cate Fosl (UofL Women & Gender Studies, Director of Anne Braden Institute), Ryan Combs (UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences), Karen Tice (UK Gender and Woman's Studies), Cherie Dawson-Edwards (UofL Criminal Justice), and Enid Trucio-Haynes (UofL School of Law).

The schedule:
• 1/17 – “Unfinished Business: The Struggle for Housing Justice in 20th-century Louisville" by Dr. Catherine Fosl, Director of The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
• 1/24 – “DREAMers: How a Youth Movement Challenged Immigrant Rights Orthodoxy" by Dr. Enid Trucios-Haynes, UofL’s Brandeis School of Law
• 1/31 “Clio's Foot Soldiers: How Social Movement Activists Became Public Historians” by Dr. Lara Kelland, UofL’s Departments of History and Comparative Humanities
• 2/7 “Discipline or Safety? Student Voice & Policing School Behavior in the Age of Mass Incarceration" by Cherie Dawson Edwards, UofL’s Department of Criminal Justice
• 2/14 “Transnational Solidarities: Contesting Bans and Borders, Past and Present” by Dr. Karen Tice, UK’s Department of Gender & Women’s Studies
• 2/21 “Global Movements for Transgender Health ” by Dr. Ryan Combs, UofL’s School of Public Health & Information Sciences

The class is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, February 21 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Louisville Free Public Library, Main Branch 301 York Street

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