Suffering and Its Resistance

When Freddie Gray was killed in 2015, citizens of Baltimore took to the streets. News agencies from all over the world covered the protests as people demanded justice. Five years later, corruption and violence remain a problem, while the city's murder rate has climbed to one of the highest per capita in the U.S. What did the calls for justice accomplish? What good is protesting? And how do we respond to suffering amidst historical causes, intergenerational resonances, and uneven distribution? By investigating these questions, this course seeks to understand the relationships between power and injustice and to find the connections among resistance, empathy, and hope.

Sister Courses: HONR218A, HONR218B, HONR218C, HONR218D, HONR218E, HONR218F, HONR218G, HONR218I, HONR218J, HONR218K, HONR218L, HONR218M, HONR218O, HONR218P, HONR218R, HONR218T, HONR218V, HONR218W, HONR218X, HONR218Y, HONR218Z

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