Colloquium: Forging Solidarity: Southern Perspectives of Popular Education

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Colloquium: Forging Solidarity: Southern Perspectives of Popular Education


Date: 9th & 10th June 2016


Venue: Sustainability Institute - Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch, 7603, South Africa


Animating this colloquium is a two-fold question: In what ways are popular educators in the ‘south’, and particularly in South Africa, responding to various, precarious economic, political, cultural and environmental conditions? And in so doing, are they planting seeds of hope for alternative futures that can connect individuals and communities locally and globally to achieve economic, ecological and social justice?

The colloquium forms part of a ‘catalytic research project’ of the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NiHSS) and University of Western Cape.

You are invited to join us at the colloquium which aims to spark debate about popular education, forging solidarity and southern perspectives - in the interests of deepening activist-scholarship and praxis. For background information on the project, visit the website and linked Facebook Page


Draft Programme

The programme will be structured around a number of themes that relate to draft chapters to a book on Forging Solidarity: Southern Perspectives of Popular Education by 18 contributing authors from South Africa, Senegal, India, Chile, and Canada. It will be an interactive dialogue which helps to deepen individual and collective understandings of the issues and themes.




In order to attend, please fill in this registration form. Towards offsetting costs, there will be a registration fee of R300 per person, per day (this includes lunch and refreshments). In the case that this is unaffordable, please send us a note of motivation requesting financial support to cover this cost.



Transport and Accommodation


On the registration form it is possible to request assistance with the arrangement of accommodation and transport.


For further logistical queries, please contact Jacqui on 021 590 7900 or