News & Views: Political Movements
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News & Views: Political Movements

Our July 9th News & Views program will be led by IRC member and Johnson County Community College professor Letitia Harmon. Harmon will help us explore current and ongoing political movements. The program will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT.

When: Thursday, July 9, 2020
5:30-6:30 p.m. CT
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Evan Verploegh

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Political movements in countries around the world have a history of ushering in considerable change and responding to challenging moments, but their road is seldom easy. Whether considering recent protests around China's reach in Hong Kong, racial justice in the U.S., democratic governance in the Middle East and North Africa, or so many other examples, examining political movements can lend insight to the unique issues of a given society and the deeper challenges shared globally. JCCC Professor Letitia Harmon will help contextualize current movements around the world and lead us through an exploration of the roots, roles, and outcomes of political movements.


About the Moderator
Letitia Harmon is a political science and anthropology adjunct at JCCC. She has previously worked as an International Human Rights consultant in the US, India, Nepal, Kenya, and Kuwait. She has a master's in International Relations from the University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies.


About News & Views
Today, international news stories can change from minute to minute, and lectures and panel discussions can’t always dive in to the latest developments. News & Views, a new conversation-based series from the International Relations Council, brings together a small group of community members for respectful, substantive discussion around one of that week’s top international news stories. Facilitated by a seasoned member of the International Relations Council, the group meets in different informal settings around town, like a happy hour on the Plaza, for a guided conversation about a topic and articles that we’ll share just a few days in advance. Individuals of all backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are welcome – we just ask that you bring an open mind, thoughtful questions, and common courtesy. Registration is free but helps us with planning; individuals cover their own food and drinks.