Starting Date: 07-25-2005
Ending Date: 08-29-2005
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
202-467-4999THE BATTLE FOR 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 activists on the political front lines. Return to campus in the fall energized and informed to fight back against the right wing echo chamber 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 with special guests. 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.
Geographical Scope: National