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Cornell Brooks

Appointment
Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 152
617-384-0008
MLD-375

Frederick Douglass, the advocate and abolitionist of the century before last whose words yet resound in this century observed, “Power concedes nothing without demand.” Amidst generationally unprecedented activism, advocates around the world make demands for social justice through visions, strategies and campaigns—with varying degrees of success. Working with the William Monroe Collaborative for Social Justice and national advocacy organizations, a select cohort of students will work to address current injustices in real time—with a focus on what is demonstrably effective. Specifically, students develop visions, strategies and campaigns as well as legislative, policy, best practice, organizing, communication and moral framing strategies to address injustices identified by national organizations.  Students will employ principles such as moral ambition, perfect/imperfect victims, concentric/consecutive coalitions, and scholarship as an organizing tool.

This is an application based course, and interested students may apply with this Google Form: https://forms.gle/Lhje8NZ3vnGgkruWA. Application deadline is midnight; September 3, 2019.

The course size is limited to 15-20 students, with a few slots reserved for non-HKS students. This is an application based course, and interested students may apply with this Google Form: https://forms.gle/Lhje8NZ3vnGgkruWA. Application deadline is midnight; September 3, 2019.