Gregory McKelvey • TEDxMtHood
Why we protest
Protest, among other things, is a key element to a larger game, a means of “gaining leverage in the streets … that gives us more leverage to enact actual policy,” says Gregory McKelvey. He refuses to let protest be mired in the strictly immediate or short-term or to be defined solely by what it is against. Much of McKelvey’s work centers on privilege in general and specifically upon police matters. In this talk he gives us some historical perspective about why the act of protest matters in the United States, both during the height of the civil rights era and now.