Current affairs: global issues, activism and protest

Course Dates: 16/11/19
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

In this course, we will explore and discuss social movements, activist projects and protests engaged in the following global issues: Migration, Modern Slavery, Human Rights violations, Inequalities, and Climate Change.


What is the course about?

Our world faces a range of issues with global implications. Every day, we hear about, for example, climate change, human rights violations, and inequalities that cut across not only but especially gender, race, class, age, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation. Typically, the media does not portray the large number of people and social movements working to bring attention to or protesting these global issues. In response, this session offers a global outline of protest and activism around the world.

What will we cover?

-Social movements, Activist projects and protests around the following issues:
-Modern Slavery
-Human Rights violations
-Climate Change.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Discuss a range of global issues and how people and social movements around the world challenge the ways in which these are handled through activism and protest.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The session is ‘introductory’ and does not require previous studies on the topic. However, curiosity and a willingness to discuss will help both your learning and class discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The session does not require prior work. The session will be a combination of teacher presentation, brief individual or team exercises, and, most importantly, group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You might find a notebook or electronic device useful for notes. A folder for handouts might also be handy.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please see the City Lit website: for further courses in history and politics..

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Book your place

Course Code: HPC04

Sat, day, 16 Nov - 16 Nov '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £39.00
Senior fee: £31.00
Concession: £20.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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