We will bring together community-based organisations and individuals, NGOs, higher education institutions, artists, poets, researchers, authors and social activists under the theme of ‘Reclaiming Agency’. This is an opportunity to reflect on various sub-themes pertaining to the perceived and real loss of advocacy we have experienced in recent times. The focus will be on how activists, artists, students, researchers and writers – advocates of social justice and human dignity – deal with crucial issues such as identity, the role of NGOs and the importance of documenting and sharing our stories.
Noel Daniels, Cornerstone Institute CEO says: “The Reclaiming Agency Book Beraad 2018 is a deep reflection of who we are as a people, the journey we’ve travelled and the need to reclaim lost agency. We need to reinvest in agency as we seem to have divested, making the championing of causes someone else’s responsibility. How do we begin to reclaim lost spaces so that we can we collectively create the world we want to be in?”
We will focus on contemporary writings that reflect these themes through conversations, panel discussions, roundtables, talks, lectures, workshops, poetry readings and discussions.
The Reclaiming Agency series of events mark the end of another successful year at Cornerstone Institute before the organisation moves its campus in 2019. We invite the public to be part of this exciting event from Sunday 11 to Tuesday 13 November 2018 and to support our efforts to reclaim agency. All events are free of charge.
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