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Social Justice: Protests

This guide was compiled as an introduction to resources on the topics of (1) racial disparity, (2) racial diversity, (3) implicit bias & microaggression, (4) cultural sensitivity, & (5) protests.

Protests

Protests are "solemn declarations of opinion and usually of dissent" or "a complaint, objection, or display of unwillingness usually to an idea or a course of action" (Source: Merriam Webster Dictionary). This section shares resources containing stories of protests from noteworthy causes, information about how lawyers can engage with or help protesters, organizations involved in direct action and protests, and resources for protesters' rights. 


Table of Contents: Protests

Books

Articles

Organizations

Websites

Blogs

Videos


 

Books (available at HUSL Library)

Articles

Organizations

Websites

Blogs

Videos

The Evolution of American Protest Music, Vox (May 20, 2017)

​​​​​This video discesses how protest music has evolved, from simpler, repetitive tunes at the country's founding, to more complex, deeper songs in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries.


 

Protests Aren’t What They Look Like on TV, Vox (June 5, 2020)

This video explains how news can act as a sort of misinformation, skewing the depiction of protests.


 

Know Your Rights - Police Encounters, National Bar Association (May 29, 2020)

This video provides useful information on police encounters, including police powers and individual rights.


 

Emerson Sykes, Know Your Rights, ACLU (May 29, 2020)

This video provides a shorter introduction to knowing one's rights. The video was made in the context of the current, ongoing protests over the murder of George Floyd and racial injustice.


 

PBS.org--John Lewis: Get in the Way (2017)

This 2017 PBS documentary outlines the life of John Lewis, a civil rights activist and congressman. The film explores his young life growing up in Alabama, his engagement in non-violent direct action as a means of protesting racial segregation in the Jim Crow South, and his long tenure as a U.S. congressman.

 

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