Southern Perspectives: Social Thought in the Global South
This workshop aims at critically recovering these Southern Perspectives. It will help to develop a critical insight into Third World/Global South thinkers much ignored today, such as Flora Tristán, Samir Amin, Enzo Faletto, Vania Bambirra, Paulo Freire, Franz Fanon, CLR James, Aimee Cesaire, Ali Shariati, Thomas Sankara, Julius Nyerere, Arundhati Roy, among many others. The aim is to recover our capacity to look at the world from the South and to revitalise intellectual exchanges on a South to South basis, decolonising progressive social thought in the process, which often has fallen into the traps of concepts developed by International Financial Institutions. Our engagement with past and contemporary thinkers and intellectuals of the Third World/Global South and with their “Southern Perspective” is a way to develop our own tools to understand the mechanisms which perpetuate injustice and oppression at a global scale, and to reassert our right to be in the world.
Day 1: Our place in the world.
Why Third World? Why Global South?
- Colonialism, Post-colonialism, Neo-colonialism, De-colonisation
- The legacies of slavery and colonialism
- Science and the creation of the other
Day 2: The world we can build.
- All lives matter
- Knowing through experience and practice
- Emancipatory alternatives
- A world of many worlds
On successful completion of the workshop you will be able to:
- Achieve a critical understanding of the importance of Southern Perspectives as tools for social change and as means to understand the world in which we live.
- Critically assess the various theories produced in South to South exchanges over the past decades.
- Acquire a solid understanding of the global contribution of the Southern Perspectives.
- Understand and be able to challenge concepts and ideas which reproduce subjection and oppression.
- Engage and be able to apply insights from Southern Perspectives in your day to day activities to challenge injustice, inequality and oppression.
- Achieve the capacity for a critical analysis of the practical difficulties and challenges posed by social challenge in the Third World/Global South using the tools provided by the Southern Perspectives.
This workshop is designed for thought leaders of the Global South.
Workshop fee will cover tuition fees, training materials, accommodation and full meals, tea and bites during breaks for 3 days at MSTCDC.
|Commuters Workshop Fees||$180|
This will cover tuition fees, training materials, lunch, tea and bites during breaks for 2 days at MSTCDC.