The Centre for Civil Society invites you to the seminar: The State of the Art in Non-violent Civil Disobedience

Presenter: Matt Meyer
Date: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Time: 12h30 – 16h00
Venue: Room 300, 2nd  floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College

Topic: Non-violent civil disobedience was theorised by Gandhi as Satyagraha in 1906 and implemented in Newcastle on a mass scale in 1913. This led to Gandhi’s expulsion from South Africa a century ago. The impact of this legacy and innovations in strategies and tactics can be felt in many struggles for justice across the world.

Presenter: Matt Meyer is a CCS doctoral student and a New York-based educator-activist. He was co-editor of the two volume Africa World Press series Seeds of New Hope. He serves as co-convener of the War Resisters International Africa Working Group and UN NGO representative of the International Peace Research Association.


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