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January 12, 2019
Political education Democracy Organizing

Closing Panel: What is a Movement Scientist?

Defeating Jim Crow required an army of lawyers and a national legal strategy. But new forms of racism and oppression demand new forms of activism and resistance. And scientists are answering the call. From academics and professional researchers to the everyday citizen scientists among us, people are embracing science as a tool of profound political and social power. The threats facing Black people and all people today are serious and alarming, but we have the tools at our disposal, and the public will, to overcome the challenges that are facing us. In our closing panel, we investigate the role of the scientist in these 21st-century civil rights battles.