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Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Struggle for Peace with Social Justice

Tuesday 12 March 13:00 until 14:30
Room 333, Arts C
Speaker: Professor Novelli, Dr Birgul Kutan & Patrick Kane, Centre for International Education, Sussex
Part of the series: ESW Open Seminar Series

This event is jointly hosted by the Centre for International Education (CIE) and the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research (SCSR)

This session will explore initial reflections from a two-year ESRC funded research project that began in January 2018 which seeks to understand how social movements, in some of the most complex and conflict-affected contexts in the world, build knowledge, develop strategy, and educate in the pursuance of peace with social justice.

Four participatory case-studies of four very different types of social movement - in Colombia, Nepal, Turkey and South Africa - are being explored through a process of participatory, collaborative research that is carried out in close collaboration with the respective social movements.

Each movement advocates with and for marginalized communities in different ways, seeking to defend and extend their basic rights to education, health, housing, life, dignity and equal treatment before the law. Each movement has also been victim to state repression to varying degrees, seen violence against its members and activists, and sustained surveillance and persecution.

In this seminar, the speakers will outline their understanding of social movement learning and knowledge production, focusing particularly on the cases of Turkey and Colombia.


All welcome

No pre-booking required

Light refreshments served

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By: Heather Stanley
Last updated: Friday, 15 February 2019