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Protest and Democracy

February 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location:Online via Zoom
Audience:Carleton Community, Current Students, Staff and Faculty
Key Contact:Matthew Hawkins

Join us for a Sociology and Anthropology FAC Chat* on the relationship between contemporary protests/social movements and different notions of democracy around the world.

A panel with:
Andrew Crosby
Amina Mire
Chike Nwoke
Vivian Solana

In recent years, in many places around the world significant protests movements have emerged against local and national governments and figures of power. Many of these protests have happened in the context of “democracy” and demands for better democratic representation. This panel, with knowledge and interest in Indigenous activism in Canada, Russian society and politics, social-media activism in Nigeria, and the Western Sahara anti-colonial and independence movement, will discuss the different ways we can think about the relationship between democracy and protest.

Everyone is welcome to this informal and interactive discussion.

If you have any questions, please email

Click here to join the event on February 24
Meeting ID: 997 6773 4112
Passcode: 469260

*Fac Chats are semi-regular events for undergraduate students. Current topics/events are explored with through an anthropological lens and with a sociological imagination. Panelists are from the faculty, instructors, and graduate students from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.