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408. Activism, Education & Searching for Meaning with James Walsh

Jun 18, 2021

James Walsh began teaching at CU Denver in 1998, moving to the Political Science Department in 2013. He specializes in Labor, Working Class, and Immigration History and Politics, as well as U.S. Social Movements, Community Organizing, and Arts-Based Education. Walsh founded the Romero Theater Troupe in 2005, an all-volunteer, “organic” organization that specializes in telling and preserving stories about struggles for human rights and social justice. He uses theater and community-based learning in his classes for a unique and effective experience.

He shares his journey from a college student at Duke University to a professor to an activist. He also talks about the heightening political and racial tension in the United States, and how he’s handling it on campus.


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