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From the Boston Tea Party to the violent demonstrations in Minneapolis, Portland, and Rochester, protests have always served as a response to governmental oppression. The subjugation of rights, abuses of power and a disregard for basic civil liberties have led citizens to take action, with the goal of affecting social change with their words and deeds. This presentation focuses on the sociological variables that lead to protests and looting in America, the psychology behind these events, and the possibility of easing tensions while creating a more equitable America.
This event is open to members of the GMercyU, SEPCHE, and CMHE communities.
About Campus Conversations:
Each fall, Gwynedd Mercy University offers Campus Conversations, a series of lectures, panel discussions, and presentations whose purpose is three-fold: to generate conversation as part of our commitment to intellectual inquiry and lifelong learning; to address relevant, timely, and meaningful topics that speak to our mission and core values; to highlight the expertise of our faculty and other scholars in relevant disciplines. This year’s theme is Systemic Racism.
The purpose of this series of Campus Conversations is to talk about the differences, making sure that all sides are represented. This is not a forum to disseminate propaganda, but a chance to talk about the issues that surround these troubling events, with an eye toward educating on all fronts. Remember, the opposite of education is ignorance, something we should all aspire to destroy.