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 claiming public spaces, and the challenges of commitment to nonviolence. Together participants and the audience discussed some of the meanings and implications of the movements in Spain, Egypt and the United States, their relationships to one another, and the notion of “global solidarity” in a time of global crisis.