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Protesting: A Psychological & Strategic Driver for Societal Change
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Category: Professional Development


In the two weeks since George Floyd was arrested and killed by Minneapolis police officers, communities throughout the nation have organized in protest of his and countless other unjust killings.  Marches, riots, and rallies have happened in cities across the nation – all collective actions calling for change and equity in the way black and brown people are treated in our country.

Join us for a live discussion about the psychology and strategy of protesting.  We’ll talk about:

  • the conditions and societal factors that set the stage for unprecedented, multicultural outrage to long-standing injustices
  • wide-spread “Black Lives Matter” sentiment and what it means for racial unity among all groups of people
  • the psychology of rioting and why it happens amid mostly peaceful demonstrations
  • the road to change and what must happen in concert with acts of civil unrest to create lasting change.

This conversation is intended to share information and foster understanding about what everyone in Milwaukee, and the nation, is experiencing in our communities. This discussion is a safe place and is open to all.


Howard Fuller, PhD
Activist, Professor, Author
& Education Reform Advocate
(Link to Bio)

Robert S. Smith, PhD
Director, Center for Urban Research, Teaching & Outreach
Marquette University
(Link to Bio)

Tiffany Henry
Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals
(Link to Bio)

Jarrett English
Senior Field Organizer
(Link to Bio)