Free Food For Thought - Fall 2013 | 1. Celebration & Suppression
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM (CDT)
Session 1: CELEBRATION & SUPPRESSION
We will develop an understanding of the concept of human rights, its definition and application as it relates to Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall. Students will identify and discuss key points in history that helped spark social movements. Finally, we will discuss how these events were intersected by the pride and prejudice that inspired the foot soldiers and antagonist.
Seneca Falls (1848), the upstate New York site of the first women’s-rights convention, Selma (1965), the Alabama city where police brutally attacked peaceful civil-rights marchers, and Stonewall (1969) the Greenwich Village bar where riotous resistance to a police raid spawned the modern gay-rights movement — will be remembered as turning points as three of the most impactful social revolutions in our nation’s history.
The Free Food For Thought fall 2013 series focuses on the commonalities and differences that exist between these three events that aided in the shift from single occurrences to social movements for change. Conversations will focus on the intersection of social identities of the people involved in each of these movements. We will examine and discuss how Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall created a foundation for current global movements for justice and equality.