Making a Movement: Coalition Building, Capitalism, and How History Can Inform The Activism of Today

September 6, 2020 0:59:13
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Among the many issues thrust to the forefront of U.S. national consciousness in 2020 has been state use of violence, particularly police murders of Black Americans. As a result, there have been myriad calls for all types of police and criminal justice reforms, as well as calls for larger systemic change. But how do we get there? Drs. Christian Davenport, Derrick Darby, and Sarah Soule discuss what scholarship, research, and history can tell us about building a social movement. Their conversation touches topics of state violence and coercion, the Black Lives Matter Movement, coalition-building, and what today’s young people can learn from past organizations and movements for social change.