[act-ma] 11/5 (TONIGHT!) Language, Democracy and Social Movements with Nicole Doerr

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Mon Nov 5 05:12:20 PST 2018

Language, Democracy and Social Movements with Nicole Doerr
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
encuentro5 - 9a Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108*

Nicole is an activist scholar at the University of Copenhagen who studies
social movements and addresses the problem of justice in multilingual
settings. But she has also concerned herself with how people can use
language and organize activities in ways to overcome challenges.

Description: Concern for deliberative democracy is widespread, yet real
deliberations tend to be far from ideal. People who care about the social
inequalities that plague many deliberative situations often advocate
bringing in third parties to facilitate. But it matters which third parties
intervene. Nicole Doerr has analyzed the “best case” of a practice that
evolved in several radical democracies and one mainstream local democracy
to argue that third parties who both understand and advocate for the
disadvantaged can frequently
be deployed with significant positive effects.

*Please be aware that encuentro5 is NOT wheelchair accessible. The event
will be livestreamed on Facebook off encuentro5's page -

(event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/882207168652450/)

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