Activism, Women, and Danger: Documenting Race, Gender and Activism in the American South
Immersion in the dangerous and contentious history of women's activism in the American South. Explores methods for documenting and creating narratives of women's social activism using oral history, archival research methods, and cultural production. Examines historical and contemporary women's activism including: campaigns to end racial profiling and mass incarceration, preventing environmental destruction, improving public education, advocating for undocumented workers, creating safe spaces for GLBTQ youth, and championing reproductive justice. Final project (written or multimedia) consists of documentary exploration of one specific type of southern girls' or women's activism.