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Civil Disobedience: Art, Action, and Achievement

About this Elective

Campus: Sarah Lawrence College | Rising Grades: 8,9 | Program: EXPLO Intermediate

In his autobiography, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.” What does it mean for a law to be unjust, or a society to be evil? When is civil disobedience justified? Discover how civil disobedience has inspired legal change, and how it has both driven and been driven by artistic and cultural movements. Explore iconic moments of civil disobedience both in the U.S. and abroad, such as the sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, the Stonewall uprising, the Tiananmen Square protests, women’s suffrage movements in the U.S. and UK, and more, and consider what  inspires acts of civil disobedience today.