Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change Conference

The fourth annual conference in the Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change series will be hosted by Massey University and Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA) in Auckland.

Venue: Sir Neil Walters Building, Massey University, Auckland  |  Date: 6 to 8 September 2017

Ka whawhai tonu mātou: Beyond capitalism - beyond colonisation

As political, economic and ecological crises deepen so does the urgency of our need to find new ideas and new methods of organising.

What are the brightest ideas and models emerging from our activist work and from our research?

How do we affirm Te Tiriti o Waitangi while conceiving and working for a future beyond capitalism and colonisation?

How do we find new, effective ways of co-producing knowledge from across the academic-activist divide?

This conference builds on those of previous years. We seek to bring together a diverse range of activists and academics with two key goals:

  1. To deepen our understanding of each others knowledge, experience, methods and solutions.
  2. To identify new friends and allies and strengthen existing relationships in our shared work for a constitutionally, economically and ecologically transformed Aotearoa.

Presentations and speaking times

  • Speakers presenting individual papers at the conference will have 20 minutes each.
  • Panels and workshops will have 90 minutes.

Conference organisers are keen to discuss new and innovative forms of participation, that would enhance engagement between participants. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions.

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Call for papers

Papers will be accepted until Friday, 14 July 2017.

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Conference organising collective

  • Fiona Te Momo
  • Helen Potter
  • Margaret Kawharu
  • Messina Shaw
  • Ozan Alakavuklar
  • Shannon Walsh
  • Sue Bradford
  • Warwick Tie (convenor)

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