Tag Archives: social movements

Friday October 25th: Bolivia’s Process of Social Change with Felix Muruchi Poma

October 25, 2013
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 6112

Felix Muruchi Poma: Bolivia’s Process of Social Change Felix Muruchi’s personal history as a miner, construction worker, student and union activist, nonprofit organization, political prisoner and later candidate, and most recently indigenous rights lawyer provides an extraordinary lens to grasp Bolivian struggles for social justice. Friday October 25, 2013 | 4:00 to 6:00
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
CUNY Graduate Center
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Thursday, May 2: Strategies for social change: Movements with, within, against and/or beyond the State?

May 02, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 5307

he question of the relationship of social movements to the state is one of the most pressing of our time. The Occupy Movement, as well as those in Greece and Spain, organize around goals but often without specific demands on the state. Historical experience shows that the autonomy of social movements is necessary for social change. At the same time the state controls important resources, is in a more powerful position than the movements, and tends to try and control or repress them. How can this dilemma be approached beyond either a simple total rejection of the state or a cooptation of the movements? Can autonomy be constructed while with a relationship to the state? [read more»]

Pulling the Emergency Brake: The New Global Movements and ‘Now Time’

October 26, 2012
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 5307

In the spirit of Walter Benjamin’s ‘now time’, let’s pull the brake and reflect together about the state of global movements. On Friday, October 26th, 2012, join us for a day of dialogue between scholars and movement participants from Greece, Spain and Occupy. [read more»]

The Mixtape of the Revolution

CGSC Faculty Fellow Sujatha Fernandes has published a New York Times Op-Ed piece on rap music and the recent Arab revolutions and African protests. January 29, 2012 The Mixtape of the Revolution By SUJATHA FERNANDES During the recent wave of revolutions across the Arab world and the protests against illegitimate presidents in African countries like Guinea and Djibouti, [read more»]

Imagine Real Democracy: Dialogue Among Global Social Movements Actors

This event, presented by the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, brought together in conversation young activists from Egypt, Spain, and the Occupy Wall Street Movement in the U.S. The conversation addressed the origins of the movements in each country and the linkages between them, especially in terms of the creation and use of novel democratic forms, the importance of [read more»]