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Saturday, Apr 13, 2013

Symposium

8:15 AM - 6:00 PM

"On Protest" A Research Symposium

Reading Room, Campus Center

On Protest: a Research Symposium addresses current themes and debates about protest around the world. It is part of the broader set of activities led by the “Theorizing the Tahrir Moments” research group (TMRG) and is linked to the year-long graduate seminar “Comparative and Transnational Perspectives On Protest.” The symposium brings together a set of scholars with whom we will be discussing the theoretical and practical challenges of a global moment of mass political protest and the lessons from prior moments and movements. Likewise, it features independent research conducted by graduate students with an interdisciplinary focus on the Occupy movements in the US, gay pride parades in the US and elsewhere, 15M in Spain, the Icelandic Revolution, the Landless movement in Brazil, the Motherist movement against feminicides in Mexico, and the “Yo Soy 132” movement in Mexico.

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The schedule is as follows: 

8:15-9am—Continental breakfast

9-9:15amIntroductory Remarks

9:15-12pm—Session I—Activist Theorizing/Theorizing Activism

12-1pm—Lunch break

1-4pmSession II—Comparative and Transnational Perspectives on Protest

4-4:15pm—Coffee break

4:15-5:15pmPoster Session featuring Research by Graduate Students involved in our year-long “On Protest” graduate seminar

5:15-6pm—Concluding Reflections

Organized by the “Tahrir Moments” Research Group (TMRG), and co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS), and the Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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