People Power and the Pandemic - Shareable

People Power and the Pandemic




Jul 01, 2020 - Jul 01, 2020

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

UTC/GMT +02:00 - Europe/Amsterdam


A miniscule spikey protein particle changed the world in a matter of weeks - bringing economies to standstill, causing shockwaves in governments, upending the way we work and live. For social movements, it has been a moment of both possibility and peril. This final webinar in TNI's COVID Capitalism series will bring together a unique panel of activists, social movement leaders and thinkers to discuss how to make this pandemic a turning point towards system change. What can we learn from previous major global mobilisations? How can we build cross-sectoral and intersectional movements? What strategies and tactics do we need to confront entrenched corporate power and authoritarian governments? Where are the openings and obstacles to shifting the balance of power and putting people above profit? CASTELLANO Una minúscula proteína espiga cambió el mundo en cuestión de semanas: paralizó la economía y provocó conmoción en los Gobiernos, cambiando por completo el modo en que trabajamos y vivimos. Para los movimientos sociales ha sido a la vez un momento de posibilidad y peligro. Este último webinario de nuestra serie sobre Capitalismo y COVID reunirá a un panel sinigual de activistas, pensadores y líderes de movimientos sociales para hablar sobre cómo hacer que esta pandemia sea un punto de inflexión para lograr un cambio de sistema. Panellists/Panelistas • Thenjiwe McHarris, Movement for Black Lives (USA) • Hakima Abbas, Association for Women's Rights in Development (Senegal) • Rafeef Ziadah, Palestinian performance poet/Professor at SOAS • Josua Mata, Secretary General, SENTRO trade union, Philippines • Vrinda Grover, Human rights lawyer, India Moderator: Hilary Wainwright, author of A New Politics from the Left (2018)