Did the Black Lives Matter Protests Matter?

Headshots of Daniel Gillion and Megan Ming Francis alongside an image of Black Lives Matter protesters
Daniel Gillion, Michael Minta, Megan Ming Francis
February 24, 2021 - 12:00 pm CST
- 1:00 pm CST
Virtual Event

Black Lives Matter spurred protests around the U.S. and the globe, mobilizing a rainbow coalition against police violence and racial disparities. But will it matter? And, if so, how? Professor Daniel Gillion, author of The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy, joins the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, making the case that demonstrations do affect elected officials, shape policy, increase engagement, and motivate voter turnout. Joining the discussion is Associate Professor Megan Ming Francis, author of Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State. Associate Professor Michael Minta will moderate the discussion.  

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