April 19: League of Women Voters of St. Paul; peaceful protest and social movement organizing

Posted April 11, 2018

April 19: League of Women Voters of St. Paul; peaceful protest and social movement organizing

Join the League of Women Voters of St. Paul to learn about peaceful protest and social movement organizing.

The event facilitated by Kathleen Cole, assistant professor of Social Science at Metropolitan State University, and Commander Joshua Lego of the Saint Paul Police Department, will be 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Jason R. Carter Science Education Center, Room 115.

Discussion will include:

  • Getting involved in planned protests: the roles you can play, when to get involved and when to step back, how to be a good ally to people from marginalized communities
  • Planned arrests:  what they are, why they are a useful tactic for social movements, how they are planned
  • Role of the police department:  how are they involved in planning, how do they respond to unplanned protests, what is the biggest challenge they face
  • Protest safety tips: what (not) to wear, identifying organizers, signs for when to leave

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Social Science and the League of Women Voters – St. Paul. For information, contact Kathleen Cole at kathleen.cole@metrostate.edu.