The Mediamouse.org affiliated Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID) is offering a six week class on the history of US social movements:
History of US Social Movements
What actions in the United States history have caused the greatest social change? Who were the actors and what were their tactics? Join us as we explore the history of social movements within the United States. Movements that we will cover are the abolitionist movement through the civil rights movement. The labor movement. Women’s suffrage through modern day feminism, as well as anti war movements though out the United States. We will be using Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States as our text, as we discover what has forced social change through out our nations history. Part of the 6 weeks will be devoted to discussing how previous social movements inform how we can work for change and build movemwents now.
The class is $20 you’ll need a copy of The People’s History of The United States.
The 6 week class, meets weekly on Wednesdays begins October 1st from 7pm to 9pm.
For more information contact Jeff Smith jsmith [@] mediamouse.org or 459-8423
or Mike Saunders outobol [@] gmail.com .
The class will be held at:
314 Straight Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504