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The Political Psychology of Protest and Collective Action

The Center for the Study of Political Psychology and the Department of Sociology present "The Political Psychology of Protest and Collective Action." This is a symposium featuring speakers presenting on the Tea Party Movement, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street. Christopher Parker of the University of Washington will present a lecture on "Tea Party Supporters as Movement Symathizers." Bert Klandermans VU-University in Amsterdam will present a talk titled, "Contextualizing Contestation: Cleavages, Organizers and the Internet." Finally, W. Lance Bennett of the University of Washington will present, "Occupy this Lecture! The Logic of Connective Action: Digital Media and the Organization of Protest Politics." This symposium will occur on Friday, May 4th from 2:30-5pm at 230 Anderson Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to attend.