Organizing Stories: Liz Theoharis

Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location: 
via Zoom
Speaker(s): 
Sponsor(s): 
Humanities Council
Department of African American Studies
Department of English
University Center for Human Values
African Humanities Colloquium
Dean of the Faculty

Liz Theoharis

Liz Theoharis is director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Photo courtesy of Liz Theoharis

Organizing Stories is supported by the Humanities Council’s Exploratory Grant in the Humanities and coordinated by Autumn M. Womack and Monica Huerta. The project connects students with veteran organizers in order to investigate questions of narrative, storytelling, and humanistic study within racial justice organizing.

In the first workshop, LizTheoharis, director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, will lead students in exploring how organizers think about narrative(s) as a fundamental building block of their activist work.

The Poor People’s Campaign is a movement which builds on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work and has emerged as one of the nation’s leading coalitions for social change.

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