Althea Middleton-Detzner / Senior Advisor, Education and Field Learning at International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Maira Irigaray Castro / FSI 2015 Participant
Date: Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Description: From Shell’s oil drilling in the Niger Delta to Freeport McMoRan’s mining in West Papua, to the Belo Monte Mega Dam construction in Brazil and in communities all over the world, nonviolent struggles have emerged as a means for holding multinational corporations, international finance institutions, and governments accountable to the people whose livelihoods are directly affected and negatively impacted by unjust industry practices. In this session we will present an analytical framework for understanding the role of civil resistance in corporate accountability and governance. We will explore cases where civil resistance has contested power-holders involved in unjust industry practices, and we will engage in an interactive activity and simulation challenges that will require the synthesis and application of a number of theories and practices covered throughout the week.