Protest Movements and Contentious Politics workshop with Dr. David Close
When: Tuesday, March 13th, 8:00 pm
Where: MUN Science Building, room 4068 – free parking in lot 15B
Join us on Tuesday, March 13th, for the latest in the 99% Film Fest and Workshop Series. This workshop, facilitated by Dr. David Close from the Political Science Department, focuses on protest movements and contentious politics. Contemporary examples, like the Spanish Indignados and the Occupy movement, will be discussed alongside earlier examples, such as the anarchist collectives after the Spanish Revolution, organized protest in the wake of the Great Depression, and the 60's counter-culture movements.
Along with a discussion of these and other examples, the workshop will be a chance to talk about common issues social movements face, such things as questions of organization and identity, questions of strategy and perception, questions about the future, and any other topics of interest to you. Professor Close writes about, and teaches courses on, protest movements and contentious politics, so it’s sure to be an informative workshop for local activist groups... See you there!