Protest as Politics: African American Young Adults, Reimagining Democracy


Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 4:00pm



Lecture by Cathy J. Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago. 
During these unprecedented times, we have watched young people—a great many of them African Americans—taking to the streets in all 50 states in support of justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, while also seeking to address the current failures of policing, criminal justice, and the economy; as well as the existence of white supremacy and anti-Blackness. How does the precarious position of African American young adults facilitate a reimagining of democracy? What does this reimagining mean for American politics? 
Discussant: Lawrence D. Bobo, dean of social science, W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences, and Harvard College Professor, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
Hosted by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.