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Spring 2023 Public Affairs U8351 section 001
Race, Gender and Political Change
Race, Gender & Political Chang

Call Number 10409
Day & Time
T 11:00am-12:50pm
402B International Affairs Building
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jeri E Powell
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course will examine the impact that the current social and racial justice awakening (or reckoning), at the intersection of race and gender, is having on the US politics and policy. We will look at this along several dimensions, including politics, voting rights and voter suppression, governing and philanthropy. Ultimately, political change is the natural consequence of social and economic disruption, but will the change that is to come be of the kind that activists in movements such as the Me Too movement, Black Lives Matter, and gender equity leaders have envisioned? If the US has yet to fulfill the promise of a truly representative government, what solutions might there be to address systemic barriers to power its citizens face on the basis of race and gender? There is an opportunity to influence the broader national conversation with the very best ideas and work to implement them, but this unique moment in history and the opportunity that comes with it will not last forever.  Our goal will be to critically examine and explain these systemic barriers to political power found along racial and gender lines. We will look at the causes and consequences of racial, economic and social inequality, and how that plays out in different systems, policies and spaces. In addition to readings, students will benefit from the practical knowledge of guest lecturers drawn from the political sphere. This course will help prepare policy makers and elected officials in their efforts to create an equitable government for all citizens regardless of race or gender.
Web Site Vergil
Department International and Public Affairs
Enrollment 19 students (20 max) as of 12:09PM Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Subject Public Affairs
Number U8351
Section 001
Division School of International and Public Affairs
Open To Architecture, Schools of the Arts, Business, Engineering:Graduate, GSAS, SIPA, Journalism, Law, Public Health, Professional Studies, Social Work
Campus Morningside
Note Spring 2023 Course Dates: Jan 17 - Mar 6
Section key 20231PUAF8351U001

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