The Art of Social Justice: Self Advocacy, Social Movements, and the Death of George Floyd
Taught by Candace Kelley, J.D., M.SCost: $25
The murder of George Floyd last May at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer sparked an outcry from tens of thousands of protesters, forcing America to reckon with race, justice and the police system. Self Advocacy, Social Movements, and the Death of George Floyd will explore ways that teachers can use the Derek Chauvin murder trial and other social justice issues to spotlight the U.S. justice system and give students the tools they need for self-advocacy.
Candace Kelley, J.D., M.S. is a five-time Emmy nominated journalist, lawyer, professor, commentator and anchor. She is giving gavel-to-gavel coverage for several media outlets for the Derek Chauvin murder trial. She has appeared on Court TV, PBS, BNC News, Extra, BET Nightly News, WCBS and WKYW discussing headlining legal topics. As a tenured professor at Rowan University, she teaches Media Law and a series of television courses. She earned her Jurist Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, her Masters of Science from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and her B.A. from Howard University.
This workshop is one of a four-part professional development series entitled The ART of Social Justice, and is offered as a collaboration between Red Bank’s T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center and Two River Theater, in compliance with the New Jersey Amistad Commission.