Free Food For Thought - Fall 2013 | 2. Handbills to Hoodies
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Free Food For Thought - Fall 2013
Solidarity of Social Justice: Seneca Falls, Selma, & Stonewall
Session 2: HANDBILLS TO HOODIES: THE ART OF ACTIVISM
We will discuss the intersection of consciousness and creativity through the use of symbols such as signs, photographs, music and clothing. Furthermore, participants will examine the use of social media as a tool and a symbol that has the power to simply spark conversation or create solidarity across different equality campaigns.
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.