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Protest Movements and Agents of Change

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This cluster will focus on various protest movements in Africa such as “This Flag” in Zimbabwe, “Fees Must Fall” in South Africa, and the “Mau Mau Rebellion” and the work of the Lari Memorial Peace Museum in Kenya. Leaders of these movements will offer different perspectives on the meaning of, and need for, change. The session will provoke participants to discuss the following questions in-depth: what does “protest” mean? What sparks revolution? How/what does change look like for various people in different contexts and, perhaps most importantly, how can we bring about change in society today?

Learning Outomes

By the end of this cluster, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of different political players in East and Southern Africa
  2. Explore the meanings, limits, and possibilities of revolutionary change in a global context
  3. Articulate a personal vision for change in their home context

Virtual Inclusions

  • Main discussion forum with movement leaders (participants to co-create questions & leaders to each ask their own)
  • Breakout room small groups where participants identify an area where they can be a “change agent” and create a plan of action to do so
  • Larger group presentation


Verbal presentation on “plan(s) of action”.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to participants of any discipline or background
  • Must have access to reliable, high-speed internet connection and device from which to connect
  • Willingness to collaborate synchronously (in real time)
  • Good command of English language
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to different accents and ways of speaking in English.

Time investment:

3 hours of Synchronous Engagement

Min/Max Pax

20-45 participants

Program Cost

$1750 for 15-30 participants.

Additional participants at $20 pp.

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