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Learning from the George Floyd Rebellion: Social Movements and Black Freedom Struggles Today
Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5:00pm
What might social movement scholars and participants learn from the George Floyd rebellion that exploded in May 2020? Considering the rebellion from a historical perspective, AK Thompson reveals how, under conditions of de-democratization and criminalization, the lessons of Black freedom struggles suggest a way forward for all popular grassroots campaigns.
AK Thompson (Ithaca College) in conversation with Russell Rickford (Cornell University)
AK Thompson got kicked out of high school for publishing an underground newspaper called The Agitator and had been an activist and social theorist ever since. Currently a Visiting Professor of Social Movements and Social Change at Ithaca College, he is the author and editor of numerous books including, most recently, Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt.
Cornell University historian Russell Rickford specializes in the Black Radical Tradition and transnational social movements. He is the author of We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination.
Register here: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqce-tqjwuG9y3l7P-qC4A-RMKltLWqMlp