Immaculate Conception Church Capitol Hill
Mon April 9, 2018, 6:30 pm
Recommended by Rich Smith
A popular centrist sentiment goes like this: "Yeah, yeah, protests are great and all. But they don't actually change anything." Well, University of Washington associate professor Megan Ming Francis is here with a three-part lecture series that suggests otherwise. Her book Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State brilliantly surveys the trajectory of the NAACP's anti-lynching movement and shows how the organization started in the streets before taking over the halls of Congress. She'll draw on this history as she discusses the different challenges protesters face today and offers a vision for the future of the struggle.