Critical Conversations: Protest and Political Change

Harold R. Johnson, Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, David S. Meyer and Dana R. Fisher

Critical Conversations: Protest and Political Change

Harold R. Johnson, Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, David S. Meyer and Dana R. Fisher

7:30pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

30 mins

Authors in candid, live conversation reflect on the topics that matter most during this unprecedented time. In this discussion, panelists will discuss the impact of protest and its capacity to steer political change. Harold R. Johnson, a Canadian lawyer with a law degree from Harvard University and author of six books, including bestseller Firewater; Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a faculty member at the University of Toronto and a Senior Fellow at Massey College, and frequent consultant to public and private sector organizations due to his research examining the intersections of race, crime and criminal justice; and David S. Meyer, a professor of sociology and political science at the University of California that has written extensively on social movements and social change will join this discussion. Tune in each day of the Festival to hear new speakers in critical conversation about the topics shaping today’s new world.

Moderator: Dana R. Fisher

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Authors in candid, live conversation reflect on the topics that matter most during this unprecedented time. In this discussion, panelists will discuss the impact of protest and its capacity to steer political change. Harold R. Johnson, a Canadian lawyer with a law degree from Harvard University and author of six books, including bestseller Firewater; Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a faculty member at the University of Toronto and a Senior Fellow at Massey College, and frequent consultant to public and private sector organizations due to his research examining the intersections of race, crime and criminal justice; and David S. Meyer, a professor of sociology and political science at the University of California that has written extensively on social movements and social change will join this discussion. Tune in each day of the Festival to hear new speakers in critical conversation about the topics shaping today’s new world.

Moderator: Dana R. Fisher

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Featured Authors

Harold R. Johnson has a law degree from Harvard University and is the author of six books, including the bestseller Firewater, which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for non-fiction. He lives in La Ronge, SK. 

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Akwasi Owusu-Bempah is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto and a Senior Fellow at Massey College. His research examines the intersections of race, crime and criminal justice, with a particular focus in the area of policing. Akwasi work has appeared in both Canadian and international media outlets and he is often called upon to provide his expertise to public and private sector organizations. His first academic book Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice will be published by Routledge in early 2020. He is currently working on a second book for popular consumption. 

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David S. Meyer is professor of sociology and political science at the University of California, Irvine. He’s written extensively on social movements and social change, and is author or editor of ten books, most recently (with Sidney Tarrow), The Resistance: The Dawn of the Anti-Trump Opposition Movement, and How Social Movements (Sometimes) Matter. The 2017 recipient of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior, he holds a PhD in political science from Boston University, and an undergraduate degree in literature from Hampshire College.

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Dana R. Fisher is professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her books include Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns Is Strangling Progressive Politics in America (2006).

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7:30pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

30 mins

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