The Global Citizenship Programme is pleased to announce that we have invited Dr Bettina von Lieres from the University of Toronto, Scarborough to host a participatory workshop at which we will talk about the idea of citizenship, in particular the role of power and resistance in shaping more inclusive forms of citizenship.
Date: Monday, July 16th. Time: 09h30 – 11h00. Venue: CHED Boardroom, 6th Floor, Hoerrikwaggo Building.
“I’m really starting to enjoy this conference, and it isn’t for the reasons I had foreseen”, these were the words of my deeply reflective colleague a few hours into our second day at the 2018 Popular Education Network (PEN) Conference. She didn't need to explain any further than that single sentence because I understood her as soon as she said it. Her comment spoke to what we have come to call the ‘in between spaces’. Before I indulge you further on what she meant, I will tell you a little bit about what we were doing at Goedgedacht Farm for two nights in the middle of winter.
“The Social Infrastructures course has been incredibly eye opening for me. From the interactive class sessions to the invigorating off campus classes. I consider every experience I’ve undergone in this course to be incredibly valuable. We’ve dived into the complexities around the notion of community and are currently interrogating the role of perspectives in shaping our beliefs and outlooks on certain things. I am glad that I chose the course and I can’t think of a better way to have spent my June/July period... This has truly been unforgettable.” - Daniel Okoh
The Forum, a workshops and seminars initiative, hosted Kanyisa Ntombini a 23-year old Engineering student and disability activist from the Eastern Cape. As an ardent social justice activist here at the University of Cape Town (UCT), she held a seminar titled Social Justice Activism and Self-Care.
To kick of the year, the GC Programme hosted our Ignition Event on Wednesday, 24 February. This was the launch event for the GC Programme in 2016 and in particular the first semester course Service, Citizenship and Social Justice (GC2).
In line with the Global Citizenship Programme’s aim of connecting with more student-run organizations, we were invited to co-facilitate a networking event with Ubunye, a student development agency here at the University of Cape Town (UCT), connecting with individuals from to address topics relevant to their specific organisations.
The Global Citizenship Programme invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to an 8-month, 60 hour per month fixed term contract at Assistant Lecturer level, from 25 April – 15 December 2018.
Join us for a screening and discussion of Jennie Livingston's acclaimed documentary Paris Is Burning (1990), which chronicles the ball culture among drag artists living in New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Please join us at our Ignition event next week Tuesday, February 27th in EM7 at 5pm! We are excited to tell you all about our exciting plans for the year ahead
The Forum, a workshops and seminars Initiative, screened Sarafina! an iconic South African film that centres on students involved in the Soweto Uprising of 1976. We showcased this film as a means of sparking debate around South African youths’ socio-political engagement during Apartheid, and especially how this relates to more recent protest movements such as RhodesMustFall and FeesMustFall.
Orange the World Youth Summit - which formed part of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children- took place 10 December 2016. The GC Team formed a critical component of the project team
Dr. Janice McMillan, GC Programme Director, writes and reflects for Talloires Network Connects on values, ethics and 're-looking service learning', as well as understanding the link between higher education and the world of work, and of voice from the global South.