Getting Curious About Protest as a Tool for Change
At Athena, we've spent the year thinking about protest: who does it, why they do it, what forms it can take and what it can look like, and more. In this community of practice, we invite student organizers currently engaged in some form of protest — or planning some form of protest — to gather to connect and reflect on this work. We'll review case studies of various different types of protests, unpack our learnings, and explore how to actually use protest in effective ways. If you're a student who is already working on a social issue that is personally meaningful and want to "apply the pressure" in new ways, you may be especially interested. Join us to get curious about changing our communities, together!
This community of practice is for you, if:
- You're a Barnard student who is passionate about making effective social change
- If you're a student who is already working on a social issue that is personally meaningful and want to “apply the pressure” in new ways, you may be especially interested
The commitment is:
- Three in-person meetings on the following Saturdays: February 18, February 25, and March 4 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM at the Athena Center CoLab
Participants in this community of practice receive:
- $100 stipend
- A supportive community of your peers
- A chance to learn directly from our Guest Expert Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones, who will facilitate the sessions
This community is open to all currently enrolled Barnard students in good academic standing. Students can fill out this form by February 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm to apply for the Spring '23 cohort. Space is limited - up to 15 students will be accepted. Accepted participants will be notified by February 8, 2023.
*This is a limited edition community of practice, meaning that it is currently only offered in the Spring of 2023*
Meet our Guest Expert!
Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones | Guest Expert
Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones is a Black Indigenous Queer Femme writer, education consultant, and creative curator. Through the mediums of facilitation, community organizing and art, Cheyenne explores the expansiveness of freedom building.
Cheyenne’s titles include: Education Consultant; Founding Curator of Spiritual is Political, a modern art company that blends the curation of space, education, and design as a method for practice; Writer; Co-Founder of In Solidarity (previously Women of Color in Solidarity), a collective that values solidarity organizing between Black and Indigenous Queer Femmes throughout the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Participants will become better equipped to evaluate protest strategies, while carefully considering power disparities, intended audience, and anticipated outcomes. In addition, they will create a tangible document on protest.
The interest form will be available until January 30. Space is limited to 15 students. We'll notify all accepted participants by February 8, 2023.