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“The Art of Political Protest”


“The Art of Political Protest”

The 7th lecture in the Akademeia Faculty Lecture Series will be all about politics.

Thursday, 30th May at 6:30pm
Akademeia High School, Ledóchowskiej 2, Warsaw

“The Art of Political Protest”

Are mass political protests a sign of health, or decay in democratic regimes?  Should a democratically elected government be challenged by movements which do not enjoy a majority support?

The lecture will provide a short introduction to the political, social and cultural significance of political protest. It will focus around the recent wave of women’s activism in an increasingly antagonised political landscape. It will look at a number of different women’s mass-movements, including the Women’s March in the USA, the role of women’s activism during the Arab Spring uprisings and the Black Protests in Poland.

The lecture will be given by Kinga Stańczuk, Politics Teacher at Akademeia High School.

Kinga Stańczuk
BA (Hons.) French Studies, University of London
MA Intellectual History and Political Thought, UCL

Kinga Stańczuk is a politics teacher and intellectual historian. She completed her studies at the University of London, graduating with a BA in French Studies (QMUL) and an MA in Intellectual History and Political Thought (UCL). She also completed a year at the Sorbonne IV University in Paris and a scholarship at Kings College, Cambridge, where she worked on her dissertation on the philosophy of education. She worked as a trade-union and political campaigner in both the UK and Poland, cooperating with a number of NGOs and non-profit organisations.

The event is open to our students, their families and friends, our faculty and staff.

If you’re interested in joining us but you don’t attend our school, please send an e-mail at marta.szewczyk@akademeia.edu.pl

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