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The Politics of “WE”: Is America Still Possible?
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Oct 28 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Since our inception, the idea of who “we” are (who belongs and who does not, who determines belongingness, and how this impacts privileges, protections, and rights) has been a defining fracture in American politics. Today these fractures animate our politics in ways that threaten our democracy. Yet across the country, there are active efforts to organize and mobilize around articulating a new “we.” This course will introduce OLLI members to the philosophies and strategies of organizations advocating to reimagine criminal justice, civic engagement, climate change, and combat white nationalism, among other causes. What are the perils and possibilities of moving forward together?
Sandra Bass, Ph.D. is the associate dean and director of the Public Service Center at UC Berkeley. She has worked on women’s leadership, girls education and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa and as a faculty member in criminology and political science at the University of Maryland.
This is a Livestream + Recorded Course
Classes will stream live on the scheduled day and time.
Classes will also be recorded. Videos will post the Friday of each week.
Classes are two hours in length and will meet for six weeks.
Course materials, including videos, will remain available to view and enjoy through December 31.
All links and materials will be posted in the Member Dashboard. Learn more.
This course was originally scheduled to be held in person in addition to online. For the safety and well-being of our members, faculty and staff, we have canceled the in-person option.