The election has engendered a deep desire to organize and resist the potentially reactionary politics that lie ahead. In order to so effectively, it is necessary to learn from the giants who have come before us. This course proposes to do so by engaging with theories, models and histories of social movement organizing. We’ll do so mainly through the lens of three activist organizations: the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, the California Farmworkers Movement, and the Industrial Areas Foundation. The goal is to learn from these movements, and to critically consider their applicability to our current political conjuncture. Because of the compressed nature of the course, students will have readings to complete prior to our first meeting.