Aziz Choudry, "Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Reflections on activist knowledge production"
Date: October 4, 2018
Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Aziz Choudry Canada Research Chair, Department of Integrated Studies
Aziz Choudry, Canada Research Chair, Department of Integrated Studies The learning and knowledge production that occurs within progressive movements for change is often overlooked by adult education and social movement scholarship. Yet many powerful insights and ideas about social change have been produced by people as they struggle for a better world. Some organizers, educators and activists engage with, and invoke earlier, albeit contested, histories of struggles to help think through strategies, analyze problems, tensions and possibilities. This talk explores the place of historical knowledge in contemporary activism, the ways that activists and social movements strive to document their experiences, and how they critically engage with and educate from history.