International Black Social Movements
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NSOS 3820
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Black social movements consistently challenge the marginalization of communities of African descent. In the process of contesting the legitimacy and consequences of physical terror, economic exploitation and cultural misappropriation endured by their communities, social movements throughout the African diaspora have created many of the philosophies, repertoires of collective action and aesthetic traditions that lay at the core of our understanding, and imagination, of black life and political dissent. As this course unfolds, we will closely examine the work of black social movements, which envisioned a global society in which all people possessed freedom, justice and self-determination. Through our research, readings and class discussions, we will interrogate both the iconography and vilification of black social movements and their impact on race and politics today. Elective in the Milano School Leadership and Change, Politics and Advocacy and the Global Management Areas of Specialization.
Course Open to: Majors Only