Black Lives Matter: Past, Present and Future

Racism and representation are crucial issues in light of the upcoming US Presidential election. The Library of the Humanities and Social Sciences contributes to the debate by hosting a panel discussion on the past, present, and future of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The  Black Lives Matter movement originated in the US, but the outrage and call to action resonated across the world, including Norway. How do the two countries differ, what is the state of our institutions, and where do we go from here? Welcome to the panel! 


  • Rebecca Scherr, professor of English Literature at the University of Oslo, also teaching Critical Race Theory.
  • Michelle A. Tisdel, social anthropologist and research librarian at the National Library of Norway. Initiated the collection of protest signs used in Norwegian BLM events. 
  • Rahwa Tilahun Yohaness, political advisor for ASA, founder of Manifold Norway, activist, co-organizer and spokesperson for ASA during the BLM events in Oslo.
  • Moderator: Randall J. Stephens, historian and professor of American and British studies at the University of Oslo.

The event will take place in English. Only a limited number of seats are available due to covid19 precautions. Seats are on a first come, first served basis, with on-site registration. The event will be streamed and recorded to our Youtube account.

Published Oct. 19, 2020 12:01 PM - Last modified Oct. 21, 2020 12:00 PM