Speak Up! Speak Out! Public Dialogue and the Politics of Dissent

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 13:30 to Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 02:30

Speak Up! Speak Out! Public Dialogue and the Politics of Dissent

On Saturday March 19th 2011, there is a free, full-day conference about the criminalization of dissent around G20 activism -- and creative ways to heal and move forward.

Policing and the criminalization of dissent around G20 activism has

intensified the challenges faced by community organizations and broader civil society networks devoted to the cause of social justice. This day-long conference will bring together activists, academics, students, and other members of th...e community to address these challenges, particularly as they manifest themselves in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. The event will include speakers, workshops and roundtables on issues such as civil rights violations, community responses to structural violence, silencing of political dissent within academic institutions, the relationship between journalism and democracy, the need for social healing and the task of social movement building in the post-G20 political landscape.


9:30 - 10:00 – Sign in

10:00-10:15 – Introduction & G20 Background

10:15-11:15 – Keynote Address: Peter Rosenthal, Professor of Mathematics and lawyer whose practice is dedicated primarily to cases involving issues of social justice

11:30-1:00 – Workshops

1:00-2:00 – Lunch (free!)

2:00-3:30 – Workshops

3:45-4:45 – Roundtable Discussions

4:45-5:15 – Radical Choir (interactive workshop)

5:15-5:30 – Closing Remarks

7:00-8:00 – Evening Keynote: Farrah Miranda, Community Organizer with No One Is Illegal-Toronto

8:00-10:00 – Local Slam Poets Showcase


Note: Evening events (starting at 7:00) take place at Little Bean Cafe, 417 King St W, downtown Kitchener.

Admission to the entire day is free. Please email [email protected] to let us know if you plan on being there for the free lunch! (Vegetarian/Vegan options will be provided).

More information at http://www.wlu.ca/globalstudies


Social Healing, Journalism & Democracy, Academic Freedom, Creative Resistance, and Community Responses to Structural Violence

Childcare will be available. Please email [email protected] if you will need childcare.

The wheelchair accessible entrance is located at the back of the building, from the parking lot. Parking is limited.

Sponsored by CICDA, Laurier Faculty of Social Work,

Department of Global Studies, and Department of Communication Studies



Faculty of Social Work
120 Duke St. West,
Kitchener , ON
43° 27' 8.5788" N, 80° 29' 33.8712" W
Ontario CA
Weronika Rogula

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