Chocolate City? Racial Violence and Resistance in DC and Beyond

Instructor: Whitney Shepard
Monday, July 18 & Wednesday, July 20 6:30–8:30 pm

Black Lives Matter. We are living through a critical time of radical possibility and incredible violence. In this class, develop the language and strategy to understand, unpack, and fight racism in our world today through the thought tools of African American Studies and the insights of activist organizing. Learn about the construction of race as a concept, and the various forms that racism has taken at different points in American history and understand how historical racism in the United States shapes the current political climate, including the Black Lives Matter movement and the rhetoric of the presidential election. Come together to strategize and imagine ways to channel the anger and fear of our modern moment into real change in Washington, DC and in the world.