Date
Topic
Reading
Activities
Notes
Summer




09 Sep
Getting to Know our Global Activism Members; Course Overview
Summer Readings:
Naomi Klein "Farewell to the End of History"; Tarrow and Porta "Transnational Processes and Social Activism"; Gill "The Limits of Solidarity"; Peavey "Heart Politics Revisited" Ch. 1-3.
Setting ground rules for the course; "River of Life" exercise; Begin discussing summer readings
Goal: to begin thinking about how to enter into activism from our own lives; to answer broad and specific questions about the course and what we want our learning community to be for the semester
16 Sep
Colonization, neo-colonization, water wars and resistance struggles: Latin American examples
Barlow's "Blue Gold"
attend "TambiƩn la Lluvia" (Even the Rain) film of the Latin American Film Festival (3:30pm).
Discuss Class 1 and Class 2 readings.
Finalize plans for Saturday trip to Harvard.
Discuss "in-depth issue" work and presentations
Deepening our perspectives on questions of political economy, imperialism, colonization/neo-colonization and peoples' responses and forms of resistance
17 Sep
Saturday
Community organizing training
Intro chapter from Sen's Stir It Up: "Introduction: Community Organizing-Yesterday and Today"
Please reserve all day for the trip to Cambridge

23 Sep
Strategies for Global Activism
depends on students' chosen "issues"
in-depth issue assignment
students choose "issue" and we examine current global campaign strategies and tactics and their effectiveness (or lack thereof); line up guest speakers via skype
30 Sep
Strategies for Global Activism continued
depends on students' chosen "issues"
in-depth issue presentations

07 Oct
Strategies for Global Activism continued
depends on students' chosen "issues"
in-depth issue presentations

14 Oct


turn focus towards GS "Project"...

21 Oct




28 Oct




04 Nov




11 Nov




18 Nov




25 Nov
Happy Thanksgiving



02 Dec




09 Dec




Final Presentation


Present our activist project to Global Studies majors and faculty