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September 27, 2016 10:40 AM   Subscribe

The final week of September comprises the fourth week of the latest iteration of Black Lives Matter: Race, Resistance, and Populist Protest, a 14-week interdisciplinary seminar taught by NYU Professor Frank Leon Roberts. Texts, videos, and reflective writing prompts for each class are being made available online. Next week's readings are Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill and the U.S. Department of Justice Report on the Ferguson, MO Police Department (previously); this week's reading is A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice (previously). posted by amnesia and magnets (6 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
 
I love this seminar - thanks for sharing.
posted by rcraniac at 2:02 PM on September 27, 2016


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posted by LobsterMitten at 2:58 PM on September 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Thank you for this post!!
posted by missmary6 at 4:48 PM on September 27, 2016


Seeing all this material organized and shared is really cool. But is this a regular course that has been opened up, or is it a seminar in the sense of being kind of an ongoing special event?
posted by wenestvedt at 3:23 AM on September 28, 2016


Thank you for putting this post together. I wouldn't have known about it otherwise and I'm stoked at being able to access it.
posted by Jalliah at 4:50 AM on September 28, 2016


This is what MOOCs are good for! I think it would be amazing if instead of a city-wide book club on the latest Barbara Kingsolver (no knock on her books,) we could have a country-wide reading group about black lives matter.

I'm teaching an undergraduate survey course on urban sociology this semester and have been obsessively fiddling with the assigned readings. Already have two chapters from the stellar Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter in addition to the Dept of Justice report on Ferguson. Just added the NYTimes feature article on the money bail system inequities. This resource is just going to make me want to add Marc Lamont Hill's Nobody to the pile of required assignments and you guys, my students keep on reminding me that they have other classes and other responsibilities.
posted by spamandkimchi at 7:44 PM on September 28, 2016


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