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Reimagining Our Worlds From Below: Keynote Roundtable

#Reimagining2022 *** Keynote Roundtable: Constructing Common Ground and Transformative Pathways Through Decolonial Methodologies and Pedagogies Rachel Issa Does, Eva Maria Fjellheim, Mayssa Rekhis, and Lena Gross Live Zoom Discussion: May 18, 5-6:30p UTC (Passcode: 871842) Rachel Issa Djesa is an associate professor at the Centre for Sámi Studies at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway. Holding […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Keynote Talk

#Reimagining2022 *** Keynote Talk: The Violence of Certitudes and Rethinking Solidarities across Differences Swati Parashar Live Zoom Discussion: May 19, 7-8:30p UTC (Passcode: 741064) It is with great honor that the Transnational Initiatives Committee and the Transnational Virtual Initiatives Committee, along with the SSSP and UCSB, welcome Swati Parashar as our keynote speaker for this conference. A […]

Reimagining Our Worlds From Below: Invited Conversation 4

#Reimagining2022 *** Crafting Global Feminist Autoethnographies: Reflections on Decolonizing Pathways COVID-19 has wrought displacements and disruptions on social life and the ability to be connected, which are experienced differently based on hierarchies of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, among other statuses. These displacements and disruptions are further divided based on distinctions between the Global North and the Global […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Invited Conversation 3

#Reimagining2022 *** Imperialisms, Capitalism, and War Live Zoom Discussion: May 20, 3:30-4:30p UTC (Passcode: 072185) This is an open conversation on imperialisms, capitalism, and war.   As an open conversation anyone interested to participate can join the session. You do not need to pre-record and pre-load your ideas because it is meant to be a conversation.  […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Invited Conversation 2

#Reimagining2022 *** Advancing Minorities in Academia: Countering Exclusion, Finding Solidarity, and Confronting Internalized Capitalism through Community Live Zoom Discussion: May 20, 2-3p UTC (Passcode: 010115) Members of the global initiative “I Should Be Thriving: Advancing Minorities in Academia” will share their experiences of being supported and supporting others through a community, finding solidarity across disciplines, […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Invited Conversation 1

#Reimagining2022 *** Deconstructing and Reconstructing Belonging in the Context of Migration: Critiquing Nordic Exceptionalism and Its Narratives of Deservingness Live Zoom Discussion: May 18, 3:45-4:45p UTC (Passcode: 379769) Belonging is central to the social in human experience. Yet, the belonging of individual human beings is continuously questioned and tested in the context of migration. This […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 10

#Reimagining2022 *** The Decade of Decision: Confronting the Global Climate and Corona Crises with Systemic Alternatives Session organizers: John Foran, University of California, Santa Barbara (USA) and Morena Tartari, University of Southampton (UK) Click on the presentation name to link to abstract and presenter bio. “Earth is in the Midst of Abrupt, Irreversible Climate Change” Guy […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 9

#Reimagining2022 *** Single Parents: Challenges and Resistance Live Zoom Discussion: May 21, 3-4:30p UTC The social problem of “single” (sometimes addressed as “lone”) parents has become more statistically visible at a global level and a further increase is forecasted for the next decades. Even if the sociodemographic profiles of single parents have changed during the […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 8

#Reimagining2022 *** Mentoring for Social Inclusion in Turbulent Times: Political Engagements, Critical Consciousness, and Dynamics of Inequality in Programs In recent years, mentoring for social inclusion has expanded rapidly as a much-vaunted form of social intervention around the globe. Related programs often facilitate social support by creating and guiding personal relationships between local volunteers and […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 7

#Reimagining2022 *** From Everyday Struggles to Global Change: Possibilities and Hurdles for Transnational Social Movement Unionism Live Zoom Discussion: May 20, 12-1:30p UTC In face of multiple crises of global capitalism, workers and unions are developing new forms of transnational cooperation with social and ecological movements. They seek to develop new connections and joint struggles […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 6

#Reimagining2022 *** Single Parents in the Global North and South Live Zoom Discussion: May 20, 8-9:30a UTC The social problem of “single” (sometimes addressed as “lone”) parents has become more statistically visible at a global level and a further increase is forecasted for the next decades. Even if the sociodemographic profiles of single parents have […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 5

#Reimagining2022 *** From the Global to the Grassroots: Fostering Transnational and Intersectoral Exchange in Participatory Practices and Methodologies Participatory and community-based forms of social problem analysis are core elements of empowerment and change “from below” around the globe. For example, community development, participatory action research, and popular education entail particular methodologies for, and orientations towards, […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 4

#Reimagining2022 *** The Rise of Race-Religion-Ethnic Discrimination in the Current Development of Capitalism Live Zoom Discussion: May 19, 3-4:30p UTC (Passcode: 068073) From Trump’s USA to European resistance to immigrants from both the Global South and even other parts of Europe, to Modi’s India, to South Africa, and dozens of other places, persistent discrimination against […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 3

#Reimagining2022 *** Developing Feminist Leadership and Research on Movements and Indigenous Communities in the Global South Live Zoom Discussion: May 19, 1-2:30p UTC The Global South offers a rich context for understanding feminist leadership and feminist research, especially in/on social movements and indigenous communities.  Yet this area is underexplored and undertheorized, therefore contributing to the […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 2

#Reimagining2022 *** Engaging Global South Knowledge Creation and Practices as Forms of Resistance Live Zoom Discussion: May 18, 2-3:30p UTC (Passcode: 996214) Critical literature calls us to pay attention to the process of “ignorance of other forms of knowledge” as a form of a privilege afforded to some, but not to the majority of those […]

Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 1

#Reimagining2022 *** Global Political Economy of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Impact On and Responses From Civil Society and International Community Live Zoom Discussion: May 18, 12-1:30p UTC (Passcode: 172956) The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered visible the contradictions of global capitalism, with some arguing that we face a crisis of capitalism more so than a crisis […]

RCJGC Panel 10

Utopian Practices in Action For Urban Socio-Ecological Justice Return to Conference Website Click on the presentation name to link to abstracts and presenter bios. “Panel Introduction: Utopian Practices in Action for Socio Ecological Justice“ Noa Cykman and Elisa Privitera (Lizzy), UC Santa Barbara “If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to […]

RCJCG Panel 9

The Future(s) of Eco Vista Return to Conference Website Click here for abstract and participant bios. Noa Cykman, April Zhang, Kris Daum, Elisa Privitera (Lizzy), and John Foran, UC Santa Barbara

RCJGC Panel 8

Collaborative Event Ethnography: Interdisciplinary Analysis of COP Meetings Return to Conference Website Click here for abstract and participant bios. Simon Chin-Yee, Lauren Gifford, and Emily Hite, UC Santa Barbara

RCJGC Panel 7

Open Climate Now Return to Conference Website Click here for abstract and participant bios. Shannon Dosemagen, Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow/Open Environmental Data Project; Evelin Heidel, Open Climate; Luis Felipe R. Murillo, University of Virginia; Alex Stinson, Wikimedia Foundation; Michelle Thorn, Mozilla Foundation; and Emilio Velis, Appropedia Foundation

RCJGC Panel 6

Learning on Climate Justice for the Global Commons with Fishing and Tribal Communities in India Return to Conference Website Click the “CC” button at the bottom right of the Youtube panel above to turn on Hindi-to-English translations. Click here for abstract and participant bios Panelists: Rajni Bakshi, Author, Journalist & Founder of ‘Ahimsa Conversations’ ; Mayalmit Lepcha, Affected […]

RCJGC Panel 5

Energy Justice on California’s Central Coast: A Public Syllabus Return to Conference Website Click here to see abstract and bios. Sage Gerson, Sarah Lerner, Amaru Tejada, Maria Zazzarino, and Jéssica Malinalli Coyotecatl Contreras, UC Santa Barbara Re-Centering Energy Justice Members

RCJGC Panel 4

The Global Commons: Land, Sea, Sky Return to Conference Website Click on the presentation name to link to abstract and presenter bio. “Managing Deep-Sea Minerals in International Waters: The Common Heritage of Humankind” Rahul Basu, Goa Foundation “Solar Dividends: Basic Incomes from Solar Energy” Robert Stayton “Resisting Toxiculture by Prioritizing the Resurgence of Indigenous Food […]

RCJGC Panel 3

Global Crisis, Radical Justice Return to Conference Website Click on the presentation name to link to abstract and presenter bio. “It’s a Crisis, Not an Emergency: Climate Justice and the Critique of Exceptional Politics Amid COVID-19and Capitalogenic Global Warming” Reed Kurtz, Purdue University “Scripting Climate Furtures: Geographical Assumptions of Planetary Climate Planning” Benjamin Weinger, UC […]

RCJGC Panel 2

Radical Climate Justice Return to Conference Website Click on the presentation name to link to abstract and presenter bio. “Feminist Climate Justice in a World of Crises” Farhana Sultana, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs “Climate Finance & Capitalist Crisis: Time to Renew Demand for Carbon Debt and Reparations?” Patrick Bond, University of Johannesburg, […]

RCJGC Panel 1

Alliance Building and Root-Cause Analysis Toward Fundamental Systemic Transformation Return to Conference Website Click here for abstract and participant bios. Larry Lohmann, The Corner House; Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project; and Orin Langelle, documentary photographer, movement strategist