Presenter: Dr. Maciej Bartkowski / Senior Director for Education and Research, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Date: Monday, June 25th, 2012
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Description: How are people aroused to action and why do they decide to join civil resistance campaigns despite a high degree of risk and uncertainty of outcomes? In other words, how do people reach ‘cognitive liberation’ that breaks the barrier of apathy, shatters fear and awakens their minds to civic reengagement and self-organization? These questions are linked with the reflections on how civil resistance movements build their case for change and how they use opponents’ anti-movement rhetoric and actions to diminish the adversary while galvanizing greater participation, gaining greater visibility and developing resilience.
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