From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections: The Future of Black Politics

11.9.16Humanities/Social Sciences Forum — W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture
Cathy J. Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor and Chair, Political Science, the University of Chicago
“From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections: The Future of Black Politics”

Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m. 
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. Cathy Cohen will discuss the future of black politics in light of electoral vs 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?

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.

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