I am looking forward to be chairing a roundtable discussion on the learning dimension of youth and student movements from across the globe. The event will be on 28th February, 12-1pm (UK). Registration is: http://www.bit.ly/YouthActivistsRoundtable.
The event is part of the Education and Development Series hosted by the Schools of International Development and Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia (UK). More information here:
In this roundtable discussion, youth and student activists from various parts of the world will reflect on their experiences on the learning dimensions of social movements. The panellists are:
Shiyam Galyon work focuses on antiwar issues, with a specific focus on Syria and global anti-authoritarian struggles. Previously, Shiyam worked to create scholarships for refugee and displaced students at Books Not Bombs and was recently the communications coordinator at War Resisters League, the oldest secular antiwar organization in the United States. She is a member of the Syrian Women’s Political Movement, a multi-national network of Syrian women working for political justice for all Syrians. Shiyam is currently on the leadership team of the Radical Communicators Network.
Hector Ulloa is the President of the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH). Originally from Honduras, Hector has a background in student leadership and human rights. He has studied law, was deputy leader of the National Law Students’ Association and spokesman for the Honduran student movement from 2016-2018. Hector was subjected to reprisals as a result of his activism, which brought him to Norway through the Students at Risks scholarship. He completed a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Bergen.
Sugreeya Wannayuwat (a.k.a. Mindmint) is a Thai student activist currently studying in education. Her work ranges from University politics as the Vice President of the Committee of Education in Chulalongkorn’s Student council, to gender issues as the co-founder of the Free Gender Movement — a movement focusing on gender equality in Thai society. Her aim is to fight for future students so that they can study freely without oppression.