The first in MIDEQ's ‘Share Out’ series of free, virtual, public webinars.
Professor Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town and MIDEQ Advisory Board Member, presented his recent paper, 'COVID-19 and the Resilience of Systemic Suppression, Oppression and Repression.'
Professor Louis Herns Marcelin of the University of Miami and Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED), and MIDEQ Co-Director, chaired the event.
About this event
COVID-19 offers an opportunity to critically review prevalent, neoliberal assumptions about the notion of resilience. Professor Nyamnjoh argued that those assumptions deceptively overstate the agency and power of ordinary people to change their circumstances, while distracting from the resilience of structural power and privilege. In order to generate true resilience to, rather than reinforce, suppression, oppression and repression, he called for carefully negotiated and inclusive action, creativity and innovative and convivial solidarity.
Date and time
24 November 2020 from 11:00 - 12:30 GMT
- 11:00 to 11:05 - Welcome - Professor Heaven Crawley, Coventry University, MIDEQ Director
- 11:05 to 11:50 - Presentation - ‘COVID-19 and the Resilience of Systemic Suppression, Oppression and Repression’ - Professor Francis B. Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town, MIDEQ Advisory Board member
- 11:50 to 12:05 - Conversation - Professor Nyamnjoh with Professor Louis Herns Marcelin, University of Miami, Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED), MIDEQ Co-Director
- 12:05 to 12:30 - Q&A - open forum for questions and discussion
Music by Gameli Tordzro.