Some events are politically transformative. Examples include the pandemic, climate change, the civil rights movement, and the Black Lives Matter movement. This workshop investigates political transformative experiences through a range of angles, among others, Indigenous philosophies, African-American political thought, and American pragmatism.
This event is online and will take place on Zoom. Please send an email to Yiling Zhou, firstname.lastname@example.org, assistant to the Danforth Chair to register.
Program (all times are Central Time Zone), May 6 2021
9:50 – 10 AM Helen De Cruz. Introduction to the workshop
10:00 – 11:00 AM Kyle Whyte. Political Transformative Experience and Time
11:10 – 12:10 PM Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò. Protect Yourself at All Times: Self Defense and the Construction of Agency
12:10 – 1:40 PM Lunch break
1:40 – 2:40 PM Meena Krishnamurty. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sympathy, Indignation, and Political Motivation
2:50 – 3:50 PM Johnathan Flowers. Trust, Experience, and Political Transformation
4:00 – 5:00 PM Krushil Watene. Reweaving Conceptual Threads: Indigenous Peoples and Intergenerational Justice