Affecting change: Kevin Gillan and Damien Gayle on the power of protest
|Dates:||2 June 2021|
|Times:||18:00 - 22:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Kevin Gillan, Damien Gayle|
A two-part Guardian masterclass that explores the intriguing roots of protest movements and how social movement came to be, and how the they have evolved.
The roots of protest and social movement go back centuries, from the Protestant Reformation of the early 16th century and revolutions in France and Haiti, to 1969’s Stonewall riots and today’s Black Lives Matter marches. When we disagree with a piece of legislation being passed, or the handling of a human rights issue, we have a democratic right to take to the streets, sign petitions and write to our MPs to make sure our voices are heard.
Kevin Gillan, senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Manchester, will take you through the invention of the social movement, including the evolution of ideology and strategy. You will also learn about the differing forms of protest, and explore whether, in the information age, anything is really new.
Guardian reporter Damien Gayle will talk about the current state of protest and how things may develop. You will be guided through an evolution of social movements and protests in recent years, from anti-fracking and Extinction Rebellion, to Kill the Bill and anti-lockdown marches.
Organisation: University of Manchester
Organisation: The Guardian
Travel and Contact Information
Online - see registration link for more details.