YP4 Summer Online Course Announced

I’m
facilitating this course for my “work? (in quotes, because I can’t
believe I get paid to do this). I am lining up an awesome linup of
guests from People For the American Way, American Constitution Society,
ACLU, Earthjustice, Planned Parenthood, and more for this one – go
register. (See the announcement online.)


THE BATTLE OVER THE COURTS: WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Young People For Announces Online Course for College Students on the Court Battle

With
Supreme Court Justice O’Connor’s announced retirement, the process to
appoint her successor will dominate the news in the coming months. With
Justice O’Connor’s role providing the swing vote on critical 5-4
decisions regarding privacy, reproductive rights, affirmative action,
government neutrality toward religion, and more, her replacement will
have a profound impact on the direction of American law and society.

In
this 6-week online course in our Progressive Online Academy we will
examine the substance of what’s at stake in detail and hear from
different activists and advocates on the political front lines each
week. Return to campus in the fall energized and informed to fight back
against the right wing on your campus.

Tentative Schedule – week of …
July 25: Right Wing Nominees: Who are They and What do They Believe?
August 1: The Environment
August 8: Reproductive Rights
August 15: Civil Rights
August 22: Civil Liberties and Free Speech
August 29: Workers Rights and Corporate Power

The
class will involve a few short readings distributed over email each
week, online discussion, and a 1-hour weekly class conference call held
from 4 – 5 PM EST each Thursday. To apply, send your NAME, SCHOOL,
YEAR, and a short statement of interest to rgoodspeed(at)pfaw.org by
July 20. The course is open to current undergraduates in 2-year or
4-year degree programs.

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Author: Rob Goodspeed