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Protests, Riots, and Social Movements | A Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

Please join us for an interdisciplinary discussion as we reflect on current protest movements—including Black Lives Matter and Stand with Standing Rock—(DAPL) in context of the history of social protest in America.



Vanport Room


David A. Horowitz (History Department)

David A. Horowitz began teaching U.S. cultural history at Portland State University in 1968. His books include Getting There: An American Cultural Odyssey, America’s Political Class under Fire: The Twentieth Century’s Great Culture War, and The People’s Voice: A Populist Cultural History of Modern America. He has published in The Historian, Journal of Southern History, Popular Music and Society, Oregon Historical Quarterly, and The Oregonian.


Shirley A. Jackson (Black Studies Department)

Dr. Jackson is the editor of The Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender (Routledge/Taylor & Francis 2014) Her current projects include a co-authored book on women and prison, Woman Behind Bars: Issues in Prison Life from Orange is the New Black (forthcoming 2017) and a socio-historical exploration of U.S. and global themes of race/ethnicity and gender in political cartoons during WWII and the Civil Rights Movement.


Cornel Pewewardy (Indigenous Nations Studies Program)

Dr. Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche-Kiowa) has received numerous transformational leadership awards in teaching, research and service. His courses emphasize and explore a pedagogy of resistance that can be applied across disciplines: Insurgent Research (Decolonizing Methodologies), Tribal Critical Race Theory, Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Red Power, Culturally Responsive Teaching Indigenous Students, Power & Knowledge, Self-determination Sustainability, and the Politics of Indigeneity.


Patricia A. Schechter (History & Judaic Studies Program

Patricia A. Schechter has taught at PSU since 1995. Her interests are in US gender, civil rights, transnational and labor history. Her first book, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930 won the 2012 Sierra Book Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians. Her current project focuses on labor, gender, and colonial politics in a French-dominated Spanish coal mining town in the interwar period.