Organizing Stories: Toward a Scholarly-Activist Praxis

October 12, 2020
The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis (center), Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Photo: Poor People's Campaign

Organizing Stories is a student-driven project supported by the Humanities Council Exploratory Grant in the Humanities and founded and directed by Professors Autumn M. Womack (English; African American Studies) and Monica Huerta (English; American Studies). The project investigates the long histories of anti-racist activism, racial justice organizing, and coalition-building as they relate to questions of narrative, storytelling, and humanistic study more broadly.

On Wednesday, October 21st at 4:30 PM, Organizing Stories is excited to host Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis for its first workshop event.

The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is the Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, and the Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement which builds on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work and has emerged as one of the nation’s leading coalitions for social change. 

During her workshop, Theoharis will lead students in a spirited process of piecing together and piecing apart how organizers think about, make use of, and evolve narrative(s) in changing social and political contexts as a fundamental building block of their anti-racist organizing work.

All interested participants will receive an event invitation after completing the RSVP form.

Organizing Stories receives its primary funding from the Humanities Council, with cosponsorship from The Center for Human Values, Department of African American Studies, African Humanities Colloquium, Dean of Faculty, and Department of English.

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