COVID-19 AND BEYOND
Sign up to participate in this highly interactive, unique, and educational teach-in series featuring grassroots activists speaking from personal experience about nonviolent action, strategy, organizing, mobilizing and communication for change in campaigns and movements in their communities.
Each panel features activists from diverse geographic areas united through their similar struggles for democracy, anti-corruption, women’s rights and gender justice, environmental justice and climate crisis, racial and ethnic rights and identity, land rights, religious rights, and self-determination struggles. Extensive time is given for audience participation including Q&A and sharing ideas and solutions, resources, and networking.
October 21, 2020
11:00 AM EDT
[Webcast] Fighting for Democracy and Freedom in Repressive and Closing Civic Spaces
Timely Lessons for the U.S. and Globally
Community organizers and activists are working to save democracy and to transition to democracy as human rights and civil society spaces are under attack around the world. This timely discussion in the People Power: COVID 19 and Beyond webinar series features the stories, lessons and nuts/bolts skills of scholars and activists who study and wage nonviolent struggle to fight to save or transition to democracy. They will share relevant experience from the US, South Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Israel and case studies from around the world.
October 7, 2020
Feminist Futures: Why Women's Leadership in Movements is Critical for Success
Research has shown that women-led and women majority movements have a higher chance of success due to nonviolent discipline and key skills and roles women bring to the table. This webinar will delve deeply into women’s rights and gender justice campaigns, as well as the importance of a feminist lens for all movements through the insight and shared experience of frontline activists from around the world.
September 22, 2020
Struggles for Environmental Justice and Against Extractives in Africa
Social and environmental justice movements in Africa are engaged in a range of struggles for sustainable livelihoods and against the ravages of resource extraction. Activists from Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa will share their experience in mobilising communitypower. Panelists and participants will learn from each
other how to achieve the change they seek by sharing strategies and tactics and ways of organizing and mobilizing.
September 16, 2020
How People Power is Countering the COVID-Corruption Nexus
Corruption is hampering responses to COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic are increasing corruption risks. Caught in the middle are people whose lives, livelihoods and futures are jeopardized. What happens when they mobilize to tackle the COVID-corruption nexus? How are they wielding power and what are their objectives?
September 8, 2020
Nonviolent Uprisings Happening Now
Fighting for Dignity, Equality and Justice
News reports are following ongoing major civilian uprisings around the world against authoritarian, repressive, and non-democratic regimes. Experienced grassroots leader activists speak on anti-corruption and democratization struggles in Lebanon; labor and teacher union uprisings in Zimbabwe; student-led movement for change in Thailand; and transition from authoritarian rule in Sudan.