AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Fall 2022, Section 008
Instruction Mode: Section 008 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

What is the concept of Visionary Organizing? How is it related to Detroit’s rich history of Black radical politics and community building? What role does it play in current grassroots activism, organizations, and community-media in Detroit? These are some of the guiding questions for this course. Taking the lives, activism, and intellectual work of James and Grace Lee Boggs as the starting point, the course will guide students through a multifaceted examination of historical and contemporary expressions of radical activism in Detroit. Beginning with the Black Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s and ending with contemporary movements, groups, and organizers, we will explore how thinkers and activists during the last half century have theorized, organized, and created the conditions to bring new visions of a just city into being. Students will learn about, and perhaps have the opportunity to interact with contemporary expressions of visionary organizing such as Feedom Freedom Growers, Birwood House, Riverwise magazine, and the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership.

 

While open to any U-M undergraduate student, this course is part of the full curriculum for students accepted into the Semester in Detroit Program. Students interested in this class might want to consider applying to spend the entire fall 2022 semester off-campus in Detroit.

Schedule

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
25585
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
28954
Open
10
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
34542
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
35241
Open
13
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: This section of this class will be taught at the UM Detroit Center. Transportation provided.
009 (SEM)
 In Person
35308
Open
9
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
35459
Open
8
 
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W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: All classes will be taught at the UM Detroit Center. Transportation provided.
011 (SEM)
 In Person
35929
Open
8
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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