LAW + POLITICS
Understanding & Moving Beyond the Current Prison Crisis
Mass incarceration is the racial justice issue of our time. The U.S. incarcerates more people per capita than any country in the world, and incarceration rates are acutely and disproportionately concentrated in communities of color. What are we going to do about it?
Do you have deep concerns about our social, political, economic realities? Do you want to develop your perspective beyond reactionary opinions, and be more informed than media pundits and the trolls online? You aren’t alone in these turbulent times. Together, we’ll take a critical look at society, and find our voices through creative writing, an examination of history, Hip Hop culture and dialogue.
Donald Trump's election brings us to a moment of opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk across our differences. In this course, we will aim to better understand the points of potential connection + tension that have surfaced in our politics and in our society. We will work towards a better understanding of the connections between ideology, the shifting landscape of the U.S. and politics, in order to help us offset the deleterious results of a combative, ugly election. Let’s turn lemons into a papaya tree.
Worried about the future, post-election? Concerned about your civil rights and rights and safety of others? Unsure of what to do? Join this class and make a specific plan tailored to your resources and abilities to make the greatest impact for the future. This course provides a framework for anyone from the curious beginner to the established organizer how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community.
Contracts in Everyday Life
Theories of Change