Documenting Youth Movements for Environment and Racial Justice Since 2010


Immersion in the dangerous and contentious recent history of youth activism in environmental and racial justice movements worldwide. Using oral history, archival research methods, and cultural production, students explore methods for researching documenting and creating narratives of youth social activism. Historical and contemporary youth campaigns explored in this course include those to protect land, soil, air and people from pollutants in Black, Indigenous, and Global South communities. All of these movements have expanded the legal, narrative, and practical understanding of environmental and human rights in US and global frameworks.

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Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
Cross-Listed As
  • ETHICS 179FS
  • PUBPOL 189FS
Typically Offered
Fall Only