Summer Institute 2021 Opening Keynote: BLM in the MENA: The Global Impact of an American Movement


Dr. Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen (Lecturer with the Council for African Studies, & Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University)

How has the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States connected with, influenced, and impacted movements for racial and indigenous justice in the Middle East & North Africa? In what ways do the narratives, strategies and histories of these seemingly disparate liberation struggles connect and speak to one another? In this fascinating opening keynote presentation, which kicked of the Yale CMES Summer Teachers Institute 2021, Dr. Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen provides us with an expansive analysis of the field and shows how inextricable linked the global movements for racial justice are. 

A specially prepared list of teaching resources and further reading can be found here.