Workshop: 'Resistance Through Civil Disobedience'
November 9, 2017
4:00 pm-6:30 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
This interactive and participatory workshop introduces and explores the meaning of “civil disobedience” by illustrating how it has been used in history in different movements, for example the sit-ins in the Civil Rights. Examples from around in the world will be presented, with a focus on creativity and how to make it be more effective in the struggle for justice in the US.
We will take a close look at the Divest Campaign that succeeded in making UMass Amherst the first state university to divest from the fossil industry through occupations on the campus. Based on these presentations we will have group discussions and collectively share info about ongoing campaigns and trainings that utilize civil disobedience.
REGISTER HERE before Nov. 7th to book your pizza and get room info.
The workshop is a collaboration between Center For Education Policy & Advocacy (CEPA) and the Resistance Studies Initiative (RSI) at UMass.
The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.