PAST EVENTS

Between October 2020 and January 2022, we hosted four workshops.

WORKSHOP 1

6th October 2020

Presentation of the project “Spaces of Resistance” by Selin Çağatay, Mia Liinason and Olga Sasunkevich.

Small-group discussion

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.

WORKSHOP 2

20th - 21st January 2020

DAY ONE:

Group discussion: interviewing each other about one’s context/activist work in this context, preparing presentation for Thursday

 

Keynote session:

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

DAY TWO: 

Presentations of contexts from small groups.

WORKSHOP 3

20th - 21st April 2021

DAY ONE:

 

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

DAY TWO:

 

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

WORKSHOP 4

14th - 15th January 2022

DAY ONE:

 

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

DAY TWO:

Group discussions.

Open access resources

Roundtable: Transnational solidarities in the times of pandemic: possibilities and challenges