NBK Night School: The Civil Rights Movement

Civic NYC • 14 December 2019
Event date 16 Dec '19 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Event location Mayday Space • 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, 11237, NY, United States
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Social progress often seems to come from big outbursts of mass activity that, in a bewildering variety of forms, and with astonishing daring and solidarity, shape history. They overflow the institutional bounds of the ballot box and bring into action people of all walks of life to use what social power they can muster to change things. We call these movements. This session asks: What makes a movement? How do movements work? When and why do they arise? What forms do they take? Why do they fail? When can they succeed? How much can they win?

Readings:
F.F. Piven, “The Nature of Disruptive Power” from Challenging Authority
Paul Leblanc, “Freedom Budget: The Promise of the Civil Rights Movement for Economic Justice”

Recommended:
Rosa Luxemburg, “The Mass Strike, the Political Party, and the Trade Unions”
Piven and Cloward, Poor People’s Movements,
Chapter 1, “The Structuring of Protest”
Chapter 4, “The Civil Rights Movement”
Bayard Rustin, “From Protest to Politics”

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1 month agoAdd to Calender 2019-12-17 00:00:00 2019-12-17 00:00:00 NBK Night School: The Civil Rights Movement Social progress often seems to come from big outbursts of mass activity that, in a bewildering variety of forms, and with astonishing daring and solidarity, shape history. They overflow the institutional bounds of the ballot box and bring into action people of all walks of life to use what social power they can muster to change things. We call these movements. This session asks: What makes a movement? How do movements work? When and why do they arise? What forms do they take? Why do they fail? When can they succeed? How much can they win? Readings: F.F. Piven, “The Nature of Disruptive Power” from Challenging Authority Paul Leblanc, “Freedom Budget: The Promise of the Civil Rights Movement for Economic Justice” Recommended: Rosa Luxemburg, “The Mass Strike, the Political Party, and the Trade Unions” Piven and Cloward, Poor People’s Movements, Chapter 1, “The Structuring of Protest” Chapter 4, “The Civil Rights Movement” Bayard Rustin, “From Protest to Politics” (ADA Accessibility: No) Mayday Space America/New_York public Economic Justice Racial Justice #DSA #civilrights