30.11. Discussion series „Aktuelle Perspektiven auf die Proteste in Belarus“

For more than three months now, people in Belarus have been rising week after week the streets to make their voice heard against the authoritarian system of Alexander Lukashenko. More than 25,000 people have been arrested in the process to date, many were injured by the brutal actions of the police forces, several people have died in the meantime. More and more members of the opposition leave the country, the remaining democracy movement appeals to the international community for support.

The discussion series „Aktuelle Perspektiven auf die Proteste in Belarus“ (Current perspectives on the protests in Belarus) follows the call for solidarity of the German Society for East European Studies and invites representatives of Belarusian civil society to a digital series of talks to discuss the various facets and topics of the protests. All interested parties are welcome.

To kick off the series, the philosopher and activist Olga Shparaga talks about the topic of feminist perspectives on the protests in Belarus. For more information please have a look at the official announcement (in German language).

Date: Monday, 30. November 2020

Time: 5-6 pm

Venue: Online plattform Zoom (You will receive the access data after registration via this registration form)

The discussion series is a cooperation between the regional group of the Young DGO, the Chair of Eastern and Southeastern European History at the University of Leipzig, the Global and European Studies Institute, the Institute for Slavonic Studies, the Leibniz Campus „Eastern Europe-Global Area“ and the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO).