Spring 2016 Public Seminar Series

Street protesters against Keystone pipeline

People Power: Activism for Social Change

What is "people power" and how can citizen activism advance positive social change on key civic issues? On what issues historically has "people power" made a significant impact? What are the lessons for contemporary civic activism today? This series will explore the factors that lead to successful "people power" movements and citizen initiatives for social change.

The series will draw directly on the perspectives of leading civil society activists through documentary films and formal presentations of successful "people power" initiatives for social change at the local, national, and global levels.

Instructor: Dr. Jim Riker
Time: Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: 1102 SCC Seminar Room, Building 1