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Hart House Global Commons
The Hart House Global Commons is your opportunity to connect in real-time with students participating from international partner universities, to engage in dialogue and action around climate change. Students participating directly from Colombia,...
Strategize. Mobilize. Resist.
You are invited to join a 3 week online-seminar of cross-campus conversations on student activism hosted by the University of Cape Town’s Global Citizenship Programme and the University of Toronto’s Hart House.
GC4 Dialogue and Deliberations for Active Citizenship
GC4 is a short academic course to run as a co-learning partnership between the UCT GCP and The University of The Witwatersrand, focusing on dialogue and deliberation in the context of student activism, exploring how students engage in conversation...
GC3: Voluntary Community Service
The GC Programme believes that doing voluntary service work is an important component of being a citizen. Voluntary Community Service (GC3) is a one-year course that offers an informal and reflective learning space.
GC2: Service, Citizenship and Social Justice
Is there a difference between charity and development? Am I really making a change, or just perpetuating inequality? Is two hours a week of volunteering enough? GC2 could get you answering some of these important questions!

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Sunday, 15 September 2019
Critical Social Issues Part of the Mainstream Curriculum

‘Social Infrastructures: engaging with community for change’ (SI) - has been developed via a partnership between EBE and CHED and has its roots in the Global Citizenship programme (GC). The course counts as an 18-credit Humanities Complementary Studies Elective for EBE degrees. The term 'social infrastructures’ recognizes that urban development is a sociotechnical process, giving rise to particular relationships between households and communities and between materials and technologies, shaped by the institutional and political context. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 11:45
Critical Conversations: Unpacking the D-Word

Critical Conversations: Unpacking the D-Word is a series of workshops that aim to re-centre the discourse of Decoloniality, which underpinned much of the student social movements of 2015-2017. Engaging with Decoloniality as a theoretical and political praxis, we hope to confront the enduring legacies colonialism and Apartheid and their attendant forms of social and economic inequality. Although Decoloniality has been taken up as a buzzword in some sector of the academy, in others it has been met with uneasiness, scepticism, and uncertainty as to its applicability as either theory or practice.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 - 13:45
Critical Conversations - Seminar Series, Shannon Cupido

Critical Conversations is a series of workshops hosted by the Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) for students at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Our aim is to use this space to think critically and engage innovatively with a range of key social justice issues facing South Africa and the world today. We then hope to use the new knowledge we have collectively created to take leadership and action on these issues in our own lives, communities, and academic and professional endeavours.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 - 01:00
GC Alumni Interview Series: Senzo Hlope

One of the challenges of running a programme that seeks to provide students with opportunities to reflect critically on issues of citizenship or social justice, is that once you wrap up a course or workshop you wonder whether you achieved your objective. It is from these questions that we bring you a series of feature pieces where we interviewed UCT Global Citizenship (GC) alumni, to find out what life looks like “after GC”. It is one of our attempts at interrogating the impact we have had over the years.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 - 00:15

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