Sparked: A Community Conversation
The essays in Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion reflect on the murder of George Floyd and the wonderful and wretched sides of living in Minneapolis, revealing deep complexities, ingrained inequities, and diverse personal experiences.
The College of Liberal Arts brought community together for meaningful conversations with a few of the book's essay authors.
Dean of the College of Social Sciences, San José State University
Professor of sociology, College of Liberal Arts, and director of the Public Life Project
Professor of American studies, College of Liberal Arts
The Public Life Project is a new initiative in the College of Liberal Arts that provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to grapple with polarizing divisions and inequalities, engage empathetically with others, and prepare for active, meaningful public lives.