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Protest, Civil Disobedience and Resistance, June 19

Friday, June 19th, 3PM-4PM ET

What are the particular political and moral challenges of engaging in struggle, protest, and resistance during a pandemic? What strategies are likely to be effective? And, what hope can protestors have of securing lasting change during these challenging times?

We invite you to join us for a live panel with Briana Toole (Claremont McKenna College) and William Paris(Northwestern University). In a conversation moderated by Simone Gubler (UNC Chapel Hill), the panelists will discuss their research into the practical, ethical, and epistemic challenges of protest and resistance as it bears on unfolding events.

Toole’s recent work concerns epistemic oppression and includes a paper entitled, “Holding Resistance Hostage,” in which she considers strategies employed to undermine the efforts of protest movements to bring about change. Paris is working on a historically-informed book project on race and political struggles for liberation, which engages the work of canonical thinkers in the philosophy of race, including W.E.B Du Bois, Alain Locke, Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, and Hortense Spillers. The manuscript is entitled, “Black Mythologies: On the Craft of Race, Politics, and Culture in Africana Philosophy.”

This event is part of UNC/Chapel Hill’s PPE in a Time of Pandemic series. Open to the Public.

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