Protests in Perspective

Overview

Through conversations with some of the leading voices on racial justice, human rights, and the history of social movements, this series analyzed the wave of protests that followed the killing of George Floyd.

SEP 7, 2021 Podcast

Protests in Perspective: Racial Justice & Democracy in 2021, with Adom Getachew

One year after the global protests in response to the murder of George Floyd, where are we in terms of racial justice? In this podcast, ...

Protesters stage a sit-in at Seattle City Hall, June 3, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Floyd_protests_in_Seattle_-_June_3,_2020_-_Sit-in_at_Seattle_City_Hall_02.jpg">SounderBruce (CC)</a>.

NOV 16, 2020 Podcast

Protests in Perspective: Civil Disobedience & Activism Today, with Erica Chenoweth & Deva Woodly

Civil disobedience is a storied political tradition. Can it empower today's activists? How should we understand the connection between protest and democracy? Citing movements from ...

Civil rights and union leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., march on Washington, DC, August 1963. <br>CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:March_on_washington_Aug_28_1963.jpg">	U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Public Domain.</a>

OCT 5, 2020 Podcast

Protests in Perspective: Lessons from the Past, with Michael Canham & Adom Getachew

In this "Protests in Perspective" webinar, moderated by Williams University's Professor Neil Roberts, South African government official Michael Canham, and University of Chicago's Professor Adom ...

Terreiro do Paço, Lisbon, Portugal, June 6, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lisbon_BLM_protest_June_6_2020.jpg">Anita Braga (CC)</a>.

SEP 14, 2020 Podcast

Protests in Perspective: The Protests Go Global, with Mary L. Dudziak & Brenda Gayle Plummer

The killing of George Floyd and the wave of protests that followed bring to life the current struggle for civil rights, human rights, and social ...

Terreiro do Paço, Lisbon, Portugal, June 6, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lisbon_BLM_protest_June_6_2020.jpg">Anita Braga (CC)</a>.

SEP 14, 2020 Transcript

Protests in Perspective: The Protests Go Global, with Mary L. Dudziak & Brenda Gayle Plummer

The killing of George Floyd and the wave of protests that followed bring to life the current struggle for civil rights, human rights, and social ...

Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 7, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/87296837@N00/49981901928">Tony Webster</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">(CC)</a>.

AUG 31, 2020 Podcast

Protests in Perspective: The Role of the Media, with Danielle K. Kilgo

The racial justice protests have been a huge story for local, national, and international media outlets throughout the summer of 2020. But as public opinion has ...

Washington, DC, June 7, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/49981040502/">Ted Eytan</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">(CC)</a>.

JUL 7, 2020 Podcast

Civil Society & Social Movements: A Conversation with Patrick Gaspard

Patrick Gaspard, president of Open Society Foundations, discusses the role of young people and civil society in this historic summer in the United States in ...

Washington, DC, June 7, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/49981040502/">Ted Eytan</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">(CC)</a>.

JUL 7, 2020 Transcript

Civil Society & Social Movements: A Conversation with Patrick Gaspard

Patrick Gaspard, president of Open Society Foundations, discusses the role of young people and civil society in this historic summer in the United States in ...