Protest as Politics: African American Young Adults, Reimagining Democracy


Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm



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? Register online. Lecture by Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. She formerly served as chair of the Department of Political Science, director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and deputy provost for Graduate Education at the University of Chicago. She is a recipient of numerous awards and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.