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

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

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 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.

Available on video through Southern Spaces Online Journal

We will also be holding events related to this course that will be open to the Emory community.