Fall 2015: The Ferguson Movement

The Ferguson Movement: Power, Politics, and Protest

Fall 2015 | Mondays 4-7pm | Three Credits

Co-Conveners: CFDE Director Pamela Scully and Professor of Law Dorothy Brown

Professor Brittney Cooper's Public Presentation, "#SAYHERNAME:Toward a Gender Inclusive Movement for Black Lives," is available on video through Southern Spaces Online Journal.

The Ferguson Movement: Power, Politics, and Protest contextualizes the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 within a larger discussion of race, politics, and power in the United States. The aim of the course is to encourage us all to think more broadly about the impact that Brown's death, and the overwhelming response to it, has had on contemporary society. Through a discussion of topics like policing, media, voting rights, tax policy, and state and local politics (among others), we will ask what critical issues in our nation's history have set the stage for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and what the future holds.

University Course Events

Come hear from Emory faculty who are teaching in the class

Do you wish you could have taken this semester’s University Course, “The Ferguson Movement”? 

Friday, October 30, 2015

4-6pm, Tull Auditorium

Emory School of Law

The discussion will be moderated by Professor Dorothy Brown, convener of “The Ferguson Movement” course.


#SAYHERNAME: Towards a Gender Inclusive Movement for Black Lives"
Brittney CooperBrittney Cooper, Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and African Studies, Rutgers University

Tuesday November 3, 2015

4pm, The Jones Room

Woodruff Library

As part of the course, Professor Brittney Cooper, Emory alumna, will be giving a public presentation. We would love to see you there.

This university course will bring together faculty experts from across the university to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion about the topic. Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Health, Goizueta Business School, School of Law, School of Medicine, and the School of Theology will be leading various discussions throughout the semester.

This course is open to all students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional). Enrollment is now closed.

We will also be holding events related to this course that will be open to the Emory community. These events will be announced in Summer 2015 on the CFDE website.