Protest, Civil Disobedience and Resistance
Briana Toole (Claremont McKenna College), William M. Paris (Pennsylvania State University), Simone Gubler (University of Texas at Austin), Simone Gubler (University of Texas at Austin)

June 19, 2020, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Department of Philosophy, PPE, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

11 Caldwell Hall
Chapel Hill 27599
United States


Brown University
University of Nevada, Reno

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Protest, Civil Disobedience, and Resistance: Briana Toole and William Paris

Friday, June 19th, 3PM-4PM ET

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What are the particular political and moral challenges of engaging in struggle, protest, and resistance during a pandemic? What strategies are likely to be effective? And, what hope can protestors have of securing lasting change during these challenging times?

We invite you to join us for a live panel with Briana Toole (Claremont McKenna College) and William Paris (Northwestern University). In a conversation moderated by Simone Gubler (UNC Chapel Hill), the panelists will discuss their research into the practical, ethical, and epistemic challenges of protest and resistance as it bears on unfolding events.

Toole’s recent work concerns epistemic oppression and includes a paper entitled, “Holding Resistance Hostage,” in which she considers strategies employed to undermine the efforts of protest movements to bring about change. Paris is working on a historically-informed book project on race and political struggles for liberation, which engages the work of canonical thinkers in the philosophy of race, including W.E.B Du Bois, Alain Locke, Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, and Hortense Spillers. The manuscript is entitled, “Black Critical Theory and the Practice of Utopia: Race, Culture, Mythology.”

This event is part of our PPE in a Time of Pandemic series, and is open to the public.

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