[spectre] Lockdown or Crackdown? - Disruptive Fridays #5 - May 1 - 5pm Berlin

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at disruptiv.biz
Thu Apr 30 12:32:40 CEST 2020


Live at 5pm Berlin time on May 1.
With Stellan Vinthagen (Professor of Sociology, Scholar-Activist, US/SE)
and Mauro Mondello (Investigative Journalist, IT/DE). Moderated by Jonas
Frankki (Disruption Network Lab, SE/DE).

On this May Day 2020 the streets worldwide will largely be vacant. How
can citizens fight for their rights during the pandemic?

Both Vinthagen and Mondello have long experience on the ground and in
the field, Vinthagen as a researcher and non-violent activist, Mondello
as an investigative journalist covering the Middle East. During the
ongoing COVID19 Pandemic, Mauro Mondello is covering the developments in
Hungary and Poland, where civil liberties are under threat from leaders
who are using the crisis to further extend their powers. Stellan
Vinthagen has spent decades combining non-violent activism and civil
disobediance with sociological research, to further the understanding
and develop theories on how non-violent resistance movements function.

We will discuss what is happening at the moment in countries like Poland
and Hungary, and discuss what effective activism and resistance might
look like during lockdown.



Stellan Vinthagen (Professor of Sociology, Scholar-Activist, US/SE)

Stellan Vinthagen is inaugural endowed chair in the study of nonviolent
direct action and civil resistance and professor of sociology at the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also a council member of War
Resisters’ International, academic adviser to the International Center
on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), co-founder of the Resistance Studies
Network (www.resistancestudies.org) and editor of the Journal of
Resistance Studies. Since 1980, he has been an educator, organiser and
activist and has participated in more than thirty nonviolent civil
disobedience actions, for which he has served in total more than one
year in prison.

Mauro Mondello (Investigative Journalist, IT/DE)
Mauro Mondello is a freelance journalist, writer, and documentary
filmmaker based in Berlin. He works as a correspondent for la
Repubblica, Avvenire, Radio Rai, Panorama, Rivista Studio, East, Zeit
Magazine among others. In 2011 he followed the Arab Revolutions in
Syria, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt. His documentaries include
Stateless (2012), in collaboration with videomaker Nunzio Gringeri, a
study of Tunisia's Shousha refugee camp and Lampedusa in Berlin (2015),
about the stories of the refugees’ protest camp in Berlin at
Oranienplatz. He is the founder and editor in chief of Yanez Magazine.

Jonas Frankki (Disruption Network Lab, SE/DE)

Since 2014 Jonas Frankki designs and animates the visual identity of the
Disruption Network Lab and each conference, and additionally researches
speakers, networks and topics for future events. Jonas was born in
Sweden, studied Marketing, International Relations, Political Science
and Cultural Management in Gothenburg. Since 2012 he is also an Art
Director at sinnwerkstatt, a Berlin media agency for sustainability. He
is a member of the Disruption Network Lab e. V..

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