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'Ferguson Movement' University Course hosts public discussion

Emory Report | Oct. 27, 2015

Come hear Emory faculty who have taught in this semester's University Course, "The Ferguson Movement: Power, Politics and Protest," on Friday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Tull auditorium in the School of Law.

Faculty will discuss their particular Ferguson-related expertise on a panel moderated by law professor Dorothy Brown, who co-convened the course.

Faculty confirmed for the Oct. 30 event include:

  • Carol Anderson, associate professor of African American studies
  • Leslie Harris, associate professor of history and African American studies
  • Abigail Sewell, assistant professor of sociology
  • Liza Zwiebach, associate professor, School of Medicine
  • Beth Corrie, associate professor, Candler School of Theology
  • Erika Hall, assistant professor, Goizueta Business School
  • Andra Gillespie, associate professor of political science
  • Michael Owens, associate professor of political science
  • Daniel LaChance, assistant professor of history
  • Fred Smith, visiting professor, School of Law
  • Bernard Lafayette, activist and former distinguished senior scholar in residence, Candler School of Theology

"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 University Course format is designed to bring faculty and students from various units within the university to learn about and address an issue of common concern. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students from across the university are invited to submit proposals to participate.

The talk is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, which offers the University Course, the Employee Council, the law school and the James Weldon Johnson Institute.

For more information, contact Daniel Kim at 404-727-9434.