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Social movements in Argentina / From street blockades to bottom-up reform of the education system

A lecture, video documentary and discussion on Argentinean social movements, which have enjoyed unprecedented success over the last decade. Leftwing activism takes many forms here, from street blockades, demonstrations in support of public services and the occupation of bankrupt factories by ex-employees, via the creation of cooperatives, neighbourhood councils and community radio stations, to bottom-up reform of the education system.

The activists Fedra Tramujas and María Moíño Sánchez have come to talk about their day-to-day experiences in the movement for participative and democratic change in Argentina. Among their other activities both have for several years been involved with the Theatre of the Oppressed inspired by the revolutionary teaching of the Brazilian philosopher and educator Paolo Freire.

They are members of the association TO Pura Praxis and co-organisers of courses at the “people’s school” in the former Roca Negra factory in a suburb of Buenos Aires. They are also involved in creating an alternative public education system in Argentina.

The lecture and discussion have been organised by Petr Čáp, Vít Lesák, Barbora Kleinhamplová and Tereza Stejskalová from the cultural fortnightly A2 and A2larm.cz.
The event will be chaired by Petr Čáp and Vít Lesák.
Eva Malířová will translate from Spanish.

9.10. 19:00 Social movements in Argentina / From street blockades to bottom-up reform of the education systém

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