In this course, you will :
- In the course, Professor Aptheker presents a broad definition of feminism that serves to frame three significant events in the history of feminism and social justice: the Empire Zinc strike of 1951, the 1971-1972 trial of Angela Davis, and the #metoo Movement. Feminism is a movement, a philosophical perspective, and a driver of social change.
- You will also have an opportunity to discuss the meaning and purpose of feminism with your fellow learners. In 1951, zinc miners in southwestern New Mexico went on strike in response to the Empire Zinc Company's discriminatory treatment of Mexican-American workers and their families.