In Spring of 2018 The University of Baltimore will offer a special-topic course commemorating the Poor People’s Campaign’s 50th anniversary. This class will revisit the Campaign’s themes of justice, freedom, and jobs by examining homelessness, income inequality, voter suppression, addiction, and other issues affecting today’s marginalized people: successors to the multi-ethnic Campaign that Dr. King inspired.
Drawing on perspectives from two veterans of the 42 muddy days at “Resurrection City” (on the National Mall), Marc Steiner of the Center for Emerging Media and Dr. Lenneal Henderson, distinguished professor emeritus in our College of Public Affairs, you will discuss current issues in the arc of the relevant policies’ development. In half of the classes you will engage with recognized speakers in our public sessions, held in UB’s Town Hall. In others you will break out into specialized sections based on your own interests.
There are many ways to take the course, which has enhanced status and will count for honors credits.