Study Group with Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Join us on Tuesday, September 22 at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Brittany Packnett Cunningham. Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a social justice activist, educator and writer. Leading at the intersection of culture and justice, she has and continues to build platforms to amplify, educate, and activate everyday people to take transformative action against every form of injustice.

TOPIC: Radical Imagination at the Grassroots

OVERVIEW: We know the phrase, “all politics is local.” Still, we rarely interrogate the trajectory of local politics and the grassroots organizing that transforms it. As the struggle for racial justice expands across the world, new hotspots of protest and focus have emerged, while cities that were ground zeroes in previous years have engaged in long term fights against police violence and the carceral state. In this session, we will first explore this concept of the radical imagination that will guide our series, and then continue on to explore the wins-and the wins that became losses-that cities like Ferguson and Los Angeles have experienced that have informed the seemingly quick transformations of cities like Minneapolis. If abolition is possible-how can it come to be?

  • RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Tuesday, 9/22
  • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to individuals with a valid Harvard email address.
  • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your email on the day of the event. 
  • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

Persons who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact abbie_james@hks.harvard.edu in advance of the session.