Seminar | Activism in times of Covid-19 | Nov 9 & 16, 7 – 10 pm CET | Online

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ โ€˜๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆโ€™ ๐š๐ง๐ โ€˜๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญโ€™ ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐œ? What are the challenges activists and marginalised groups face? How do Covid-19 restrictions deepen and disclose existing inequalities and injustices? How do physical distancing and quarantine life shape, limit and open up new avenues for activism and resistance?

These questions are central to our seminar โ€œ๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—โ€ on the evening of the 9th and 16th of November 2020.This seminar will be a place where experiences, knowledge and tools on resistance and activism in these special times can be shared, where people from different positions in society can meet each other, and where our agency is explored.

๐‘๐„๐†๐ˆ๐’๐“๐‘๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ (for free)
The event is online. Register here:
https://forms.gle/duayxU3TNQxfYSZo6 You register for both evenings. Each evening has a plenary session and a workshop. You can choose two workshops in the registration.

๐๐‘๐Ž๐†๐‘๐€๐Œ

๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ— ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ
19.00 welcome and warm-up
Plenary session 1
โ€˜๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ง (๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐) ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐žโ€™
20.30 active break
20.45 parallel workshops
21.45 wrap up
22.00 end

๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ” ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ
19.00 introduction and warm-up
Plenary session 2
โ€˜๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ฆ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ง ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒโ€™
20.30 active break
20.45 parallel workshops
21.45 wrap up
22.00 end

๐๐€๐‘๐€๐‹๐‹๐„๐‹ ๐–๐Ž๐‘๐Š๐’๐‡๐Ž๐๐’
โ˜… ๐†๐ž๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐: how framing a story rules the power of discourse.
โ˜… ๐’๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ & ๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ: what has this crisis taught us?
โ˜… ๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ: how to bring a protest online.
โ˜… ๐„๐ฆ๐›๐จ๐๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ: the use of the body when the public space is limited

๐Ž๐‘๐†๐€๐๐ˆ๐’๐„๐ƒ ๐๐˜:
โ˜… Build Your Movement (a collective of community facilitators)
โ˜… the critical student organisation OtherWise
โ˜… the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University and the Political Agency at the Grassroots cluster within the Centre for Space, Place and Society

๐–๐‡๐˜ ๐“๐‡๐ˆ๐’ ๐„๐•๐„๐๐“?
Covid-19 changed everything. The political and social response to Covid uncovers societyโ€™s profound injustices and inequalities. Restrictions are limiting not only peopleโ€™s everyday life social space, but also the activistsโ€™ space to stand up for resistance and defend nature, land, rights and people. Lockdown restrictions are making human rights defenders and activists more vulnerable, leading to criminalisation, police persecution and paramilitary violence in different parts of the world. Restrictions from governments to control the spread of Covid-19 are being met with resistance and, in some cities, rioting. At the same time, social movements are finding many new ways of doing activism online, sometimes in combination with on-site actions, using the Covid crisis in creative and strategic ways. All these different, but interrelated developments have changed โ€“ and are still changing โ€“ the field on which activism and resistance takes place.