African Roots: War resistance and peacebuilding in the global south

A gathering in South Africa - several people with microphones in the foreground speak to an audience
The PANPEN gathering in Cape Town, 2014
  • Moses Monday John (South Sudan Organization for Nonviolence and Development);
  • Sherly Fabre (Haiti/USA International Fellowship of Reconciliation);
  • Matt Meyer (International Peace Research Association);
  • Rosa Moiwend (West Papua Occupied People's Forum, invited);
  • and Selam Kidane (Eritrean human rights activist, invited)

Venue: Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX.

The Pan African Nonviolence and Peace-building Network (PANPEN) was founded in 2012 around planning meetings for the War Resisters' International South African Assembly. Since then, the network has served as a centre for African grassroots groups and individuals as well as Afro-descendents and their allies throughout the Diaspora. The dynamism of revolutionary nonviolence evident in south-south collaborations and sharing of best practices remained evident at PANPEN's tenth anniversary meetings held in Juba, South Sudan last November. This evening - produced in cooperation with PANPEN, WRI, and The International Peace Research Association (IPRA) - will review the history and future prospects of strategic civil resistance throughout Africa and the Global South.