How to Communicate our Values in Political Advocacy

Session One (April 5th, 2017)

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Tim McCarthy

Timothy Patrick McCarthy (@DrTPM) is an award-winning scholar, educator, and public servant. A cultural historian by training, Dr. McCarthy's work specializes in politics and social movements, slavery and abolition, the art and literature of protest, media culture, and human rights. Since 2006, he has taught the highly popular course, "Arts of Communication," at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Dr. McCarthy is a Lecturer on History and Literature, Public Policy, and Education at Harvard University, where he is Director of Culture Change & Social Justice Initiatives and the Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. He also hosts and directs A.R.T. of Human Rights, a groundbreaking collaboration between the Carr Center and the American Repertory Theater. 

Dr. McCarthy is the author or editor of five books from the New Press, including The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition (2003), Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism (2006), Protest Nation: Words That Inspired a Century of American Radicalism (2010), The Indispensable Zinn: The Essential Writings of the "People's Historian" (2012), and Stonewall's Children: Living Queer History in the Age of Liberation, Loss, and Love (forthcoming).