Confronting social and environmental injustice, civil resistance is an increasingly prominent feature of global politics. This discussion addresses common public misperceptions, including about the Middle East and the notion of “nonviolence.” What is civil resistance? Is it a weapon of the weak? Can it work against oppressive regimes? Must it be “nonviolent”?
Michael J. Carpenter earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Victoria in 2017. He studies and teaches civil resistance, with a focus on theory, the Middle East, and Palestinian popular struggle. See: http://www.michaeljcarpenter.ca
All welcome, admission by donation.
We hope you’ll join us for a concert following the discussion, “Songs of Resistance,” featuring radical troubadour David Rovics and Swedish artist Elona Planman. Find out more here! https://www.facebook.com/events/130370467622782/
Sponsored by: Vancouver Island Peace & Disarmament Network, SocialCoast, Social Environmental Alliance – SEA
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