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From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections

The Future of Black Politics

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
University Center : Ballroom
Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago

***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: THIS LECTURE WILL BE HELD IN THE UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM***

With the end of the Obama presidency in sight and the continuation of the Black Lives Matter Movement, many wonder what black politics will look like after President Obama leaves office. Cohen will discuss the future of black politics in light of electoral versus protest tensions, generational differences and an increasing class bifurcation in black communities.

Is a radical black politics rooted outside the electoral system possible or will the incorporation and the election of black politicians overwhelm the future of black politics?

The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture, co-sponsored by the Departments of Africana Studies, Political Science, Gender + Women’s Studies, and American Studies, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Student Life’s Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity and Interfaith Center, and the Humanities Forum
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