Webinar: African Groundings: War Resisters International’s African Engagement
In this webinar Matt Meyer explores the rich history of peace and pacifist encounters in Africa over the past century. Understanding that solidarity and social change are dialectical two-way streets, the presentation does not only review the work of those from Global North reaching out to Southern colleagues but equally examines the deep roots of indigenous African initiatives of unarmed civil resistence.
Matt is the War Resisters' International Africa Support Network Coordinator. Meyer is an educator, activist and also someone who writes on organising strategies and philosophies on the colonization and anti imperialism, and on the role of the military and prison in modern societies appear in numerous journals, magazines, and online news sites.
Part of a series of webinars in the run up to the Small Actions, Big Movements: The Continuum of Nonviolence
This webinar was the second in a series of webinars by and for the African Nonviolence and Peacebuilding Network. It took place on the 29 March, 2014.
This series is open to all, and leading up to the July 2014 international conference: Small Actions, Big Movements: The Continuum of Nonviolence, taking place in Cape Town.