Date(s) - Thursday - Aug 6, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presented by the IPB Youth Network and the World Conference Youth Assembly (WCYA)
Webinar: Nonviolence, direct action and civil disobedience: the Black Lives Matter movement and anti-racism protests
Thursday, 6 August 2020 | 10:00 EST, 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST, 23:00 JST
The past few weeks have seen a rapid expansion of global awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement accompanied by increasing discussions about violence in protesting. Opponents of the movement use terms such as ‘rioters’, ‘looters’ and ‘thugs’ to delegitimise the protests, privileging protection of property over people.
Every group in history that has stood up and demanded to be treated as human has been met with violence by their oppressors. Yet ‘violence’ by protestors (mostly in the form of attacks on property) is used to invalidate calls for an end to racism and white supremacy.
This webinar will explore direct action, civil disobedience and violence in the context of the current protests. It will question how calls for ‘nonviolent action’ have too often been used to maintain the status quo and white supremacy, and the role the peace movement must play in building an anti-racist world.
- Annyeli Nascimento, Teachers Union of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Hewa, Student with Hello Future, Iraq
- Shabbir Lakha, Stop the War Coalition UK
- Moderated by Emma Pritchard, IPB Youth Network
To register, please fill out the form at this link.