Wednesday 2 December, 16.00 - 17.00 (GMT)
Activism Amidst COVID-19
Join us online for a roundtable discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 on contemporary social movements.
Whilst the pandemic has limited opportunities for many traditional repertoires of activism and protest, certain movements – notably Black Lives Matter – have gained considerable traction and visibility during this time. Moreover, the origins of the pandemic have foregrounded the importance of food justice and the environment.
The panel will reflect on these challenges and opportunities, as well as discuss the future of social movements under pandemic conditions.
Moderator: Dr Corey Wrenn, SSPSSR, University of Kent
- Dr Cheryl Abbate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Dr Alex Hensby, SSPSSR, University of Kent
- Dr Eleanor Jupp, SSPSSR, University of Kent
- Georgina Treloar, SSPSSR, University of Kent