Konferensen Civil Society Activism for Sustainable Cities. Urban community work in Stockholm, Johannesburg, New York and Paris hålls i Fittja den 12 december.
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A Unesco-MOST workshop in cooperation with REMESO, Linköping University, Arena Idé, IMER-Research Association and Unesco-LUCS
Contemporary urban justice movements engage with issues of democracy, citizenship and human rights. They are forerunners in struggles against racism, segregation, gender, ethnic and religious discrimination. The workshop will bring together activists from Stockholm, New York, Johannesburg and Paris, representatives from Swedish independent think tanks, public institutions and researchers. It sets the stage for a dialogue on civil society practices and advocacy work aiming at deepening democracy and the development of a sustainable, socially, culturally and politically inclusive city.
Preliminary workshop program
Time: 10.00 a.m. to 16.15 p.m.
9.30 Coffee and registration
Kenneth Abrahamson, Unesco-MOST and Leif Magnusson, MKC
10.15–10.30 Presentation of the program
René León Rosales, Swedish IMER-Research Association and Aleksandra Ålund, Unesco-MOST and REMESO, Linkoping University.
10.30–12.00 Presentation of Arena Idé commissioned report on community work, activism and legal strategies in New York. Relevance for Swedish community work and civil society.
Rami Al-Khamisi, law student and founder of Megafonen, Stockholm, Sweden.
Discussion in Swedish with English translation. Moderator: Lisa Pelling, Chief Analyst at Arena Idé. Discussants: Paul Lappalainen, Swedish-American lawyer/Former head of a government inquiry on structural discrimination, and Ignacio Vita, Asylum right lawyer, and Emma Dominguez, recreation leader and activist, Alby.
13.00–14.30 Urban community work in transcontinental perspective
1. Aline Mugisho, African Diaspora Forum (Johannesburg) and PhD student, the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
2. Franco Lollia, La Brigade Anti Negrophobie, Paris, France
3. Carl Williams, Staff Attorney – ACLU-Massachusetts
14.30–15.00 Coffee break
15.00–16.00 Panel. Civic activism for sustainable cities
Aline Mugisho, Franco Lollia, Carl Williams and Rami Al-Khamisi in discussion with Rafif Makboul, Save the Children, Paul Lappalainen, Swedish-American lawyer/Former head of a government inquiry on structural discrimination, Catharina Thörn, Associate professor, Gothenburg University, Samuel Kangethe Ngigi, Mano group, Dandora/Nairobi
Moderator: Carl-Ulrik Schierup, professor, REMESO, Linkoping University
16.00 Summing up and final comments
Jens Sjöström, Unesco-LUCS, René León Rosales, Aleksandra Ålund.
16.15 Networking opportunity