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Webinar: The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Power of Protest

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online (Zoom webinar)

Join Associate Professor Allyson Hobbs as she discusses the historic protests ignited by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. This webinar will put recent events into historical context and explain what makes these protests different from those that happened in the past. She will also discuss the importance of understanding American history to address systemic racism and what we can do to raise our voices and fight for racial justice. Free; registration required.

About the Speaker:Allyson Hobbs is an Associate Professor of American history, the Director of African and African American Studies, and the Kleinheinz Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford University. She is a contributing writer to The New Yorker online and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. Allyson's first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press in 2014, won the Organization of American Historians’ Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for the best first book in American history and the Lawrence Levine Prize for the best book in American cultural history. In 2017, she was honored by the Silicon Valley chapter of the NAACP with a Freedom Fighter Award. (Read her full biography here.)

Image Credit: "In(di)visible" by Constance Brantley.

Event Sponsor: 
Continuing Studies
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650-725-2650
Contact Email: 
continuingstudies@stanford.edu
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