Study Group with Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Join us on Thursday, October 8 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.

SPECIAL GUEST: Congressman Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) (2013- 2019)

TOPIC: Radical Imagination in Hostile Waters

The deep and declarative challenges to democracy, the vote, and the safety of people and leaders of color is not new in American life.  And while the addition of a deadly pandemic may make this threat seem novel, there are moments in recent history that can show us how to protect and preserve the pursuit of radical imagination until November 3, and most importantly, beyond November 3. There will still be fights that need fighting after election day.  So what do we do in the face of unimaginable pushback in real time? How do we recover? And how do we remain focused and disciplined in the days ahead?  We’ll close our semester in discussion with people who’ve done exactly that-and still are.

  • RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Thursday, 10/8
  • 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.