Between October 2020 and January 2022, we hosted four workshops.
6th October 2020
Presentation of the project “Spaces of Resistance” by Selin Çağatay, Mia Liinason and Olga Sasunkevich.
Moderators: Deniz Akin, Selin Çağatay, Faith Mkwesha, Mina Skouen
Groups present the results of their work, concluding discussion and planning for the work in-between sessions.
20th - 21st January 2020
Group discussion: interviewing each other about one’s context/activist work in this context, preparing presentation for Thursday
Activist academic: knowledge production, ethics and the drive for change
Begüm Başdaş – Why use matters: ethics, responsibilities and anxieties of the activist academic
Nadzeya Husakouskaya – When an academic becomes an activist: reflections on ethics, knowledge production and desire for change
Presentations of contexts from small groups.
20th - 21st April 2021
Keynote lecture: Mobilizing transnational solidarity using online petitions: #ProtectBlackGirlsToo campaign – Faith Mkwesha, Sahwira Africa International
Small group session
Discussions in working groups. Conceptualizing working ideas, developing the budget.
T1 – Structures, language and strategies in activist work
T2 – Personal as political, burnout, emotions and tensions in activist work
T3 – Anti-racist activism and intersectional research on gender
T4 – LGBTQI+, feminism and religion
Panel discussion: Putting on your own oxygen mask first? The role of “self-care” in building sustainable social movements
Preparation of the statement in relation to Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention
14th - 15th January 2022
Small group discussions.
Reflections on the website
Discussion around terminology
Keynote lecture: Queering Jesus in Sweden and Serbia - Mariecke van den Berg, University of Vrije
Open access resources
Roundtable: Transnational solidarities in the times of pandemic: possibilities and challenges