Bree Newsome will discuss social change on the CLASS series


MOSCOW, Idaho — April 4, 2022 — Filmmaker, musician, speaker and activist Bree Newsome will discuss how a triumphant act of civil disobedience can spark a movement and inspire others to embrace activism during an online event at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.

The webinar is free and open to the public at Registration is mandatory.

Newsome is a contemporary civil rights icon who first came to national attention for a daring act of peaceful disobedience in June 2015 and pulled down the Confederate battle flag in protest against racist symbolism. His arrest galvanized public opinion and led to the permanent removal of the flag.

Through her work as an activist and community organizer, Newsome highlights the importance of leadership development in building and sustaining social movements. She describes the relationship between activism and art and depicts in cinematic detail the heroic gestures of ordinary people on the front lines of the fight to end injustice and racial discrimination.

This discussion is part of CLASS’ Spring 2022 Social Change Lecture Series, which examines social change and engagement from a variety of perspectives and experiences.

Media Contacts

Kristin Haltinner
Associate professor of sociology
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david jackson
Communications Manager
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